I decided I wanted to make quilts for my boys this year for their birthdays. My Sawyer turned four on June 20th, so on my birthday May 24th I started his quilt! At that time it was the fastest I finished a quilt until this quilt just recently. I got Dino Dudes from Michael Miller at Natasha's Shop Skye Reve and knew this would be the perfect prints for a little guy. I am so in love with color lately, I couldn't wait to get going.
It's square and the perfect size for a kid. (I don't have the exact measurement in front of me and he's currently sleeping and snuggled in it! But it's somewhere around 48" x 48") When he opened it he said, "Oh, it's just a blanket." But later he had more enthusiasm for me :)
It's a really simple and great pattern that we'll be adding to our shop in a couple of weeks. If you'd like us to notify you when it's available let us know in the comments or email us at email@example.com
I decided to do a focus square in the middle. Those dinos are just too cute! Plus I love fabrics that lend to fussy cutting.
I just did simple straight line quilting.
Sawyer picked out the backing. I showed him a few minky fabrics that coordinated with the quilt top (he hadn't seen it) and asked him which his favorite was. He chose red! I was really surprised, I don't do red a lot and I never do red for my boys ie clothes, decor, etc.. I am so much more of a blue/green girl. But I am really happy that he took me out of my comfort zone! (And I washed it probably ten times with white fabric swatches to be positive it wouldn't bleed.)
I don't have a full shot of the backing on this, totally spaced it. I did get some snapshots though. Through the center of the red minky on the back are more squares, then his name appliqued and a heartfelt quilt tag. I did a tutorial on the embroidered quilt label HERE.
\I went with orange dots for binding, I thought it fit in the colors but didn't stand out too much.
I just love this local park where I did the photo shoot. I'm in Arizona so I get these lovely palm trees for my background. This palm tree had the perfect notch to hang my quilt from. I think I'll be taking my next quilt here too!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll head over to Quilt Story and see our other quilt there, here's a little peak:
And thanks so much to Amy for hosting the festival! You're the best!