Of all the quilts I have made so far, only one of them has remained in our home. So this year I have decided that I need to make quilts for both my boys, and hopefully one for me too! Now, it is hot where we live, all year round, and there is only the odd evening in the year when we might even think to snuggle under a quilt on the couch. But they still look good draped over the couch or folded on the end of a bed. And I guess a time will come when we move away from the tropics, so it is good to be prepared!
My second son turned eight this week so his was the first quilt I needed to work on. He was very particular about choosing the fabrics and design he wanted, and even specified that he wanted the quilting to be 'doodles all over in yellow thread'!! I love him for that!
I am really trying to use the fabric I have at the moment, and so decided to piece together a back. The lovely Leonie agreed to share with me the design that she put together when she made this quilt for her daughter. I had to adjust the sizes a little as her quilt was bigger, but the effect was completely worth it.
I used the last pieces of left-over fabric for the binding, and the overall effect is a colourful, but definitely boyish quilt. Mr. 8 loves it!
The design for the front of this quilt came from Issue 1 of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, so I am linking up with Sew the Library this month.