I've been working on a quilt for Ben's room for a while now - my quilting friends have heard about it - but not in my blog - as it was a surprise. We gave it to him yesterday when they came to visit and he loved it. Then later in the evening we went to Ben's house for a barbecue and they had put it on his bed- and I got more pictures.
It was the most fun to make - I used 5" squares of boy prints. I had a hard time at first, finding enough prints - and then they began pouring in. I bought some on Etsy - and Dena at Threads to Fabric Blog had a big basket full of swaps she had done for kid prints.
At one of our sew-ins she let me dig through her basket and cut all the squares I wanted - what a sweetie. Be sure and visit Dena's blog - you will see some amazing quilts, plus she's just a nice person to be friends with. Another friend, Cecelia (no blog - and I want to know WHY NOT?) from Georgia - formerly of upstate NY - sent me a nice bundle of boy prints also.
Finally enough blocks and I started on the quilt. My first attempt was not good - I was going to use alternating squares of solid colors with the prints - but it was far too busy - so once those first four rows were unsewn I decided on the pale yellow sashing. Good choice!!
I tied the quilt and did the binding in scrappy stars on blue - it came out great.
On Ben's bed . . .
A little boy - enjoying his new quilt . . .
This was so much fun - have you got a new quilt to show us? Or a cute grandson?