The quilt was a HUGE hit! As you can see, Taylor has become 'one' with his quilt! It hasn't left his side, bed, floor or chair since he received it! I was thrilled and yes...I even got a few hugs afterwards!
We all know I love to make quilts. I love to put my twist on each of them in one way or another. It hasn't always been that way. After years of quilting, I finally found my style - my way to express myself.
When I started quilting I made some pretty 'ho-hum' quilts. I had the bug and just had to quilt, quilt, quilt! I always made twice as many blocks as I needed! (I still do, just not as many) Of course, I couldn't just let the blocks go to waste, now could I?! Nope! I used all the sloppy seconds to make two different quilts for my son Taylor. He loved them, was fine with it, he still uses them both. The last time I made him a quilt was 4 years ago. I've come a long way since then and it was time to share that with Taylor.
In two previous posts:
A Little Less Imagination Required and Caution: Imagination Required
I showed the progress I was making on his quilt and hoped it would all come together in the end. Here it is, in all its glory!
The back is a fabric from Ikea that my daughter gave me and it became the inspiration for the quilt design.
I ended up quilting organic horizontal and vertical waves over almost the entire quilt. It was my intention to create 'windows' with the curves. The little house on the front is a combination of machine quilting and free-motion quilting. Some cobblestones, foliage, shingles and a cute little doggie!
Taylor has been a huge fan of my quilts. He doesn't have a lot to say most of the time. So, when he throws out a compliment, I know he is sincere!
I'm excited for him to open his special present from me. I've tried to keep this one top secret from him. I think he will be surprised, big smile and perhaps I will even get a hug!
Taylor my wonderfully awesome son.....
No more sloppy seconds for you!
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