Posted on | March 14, 2017 | 7 Comments
Choosing fabrics to make into quilts for children is always very tricky, especially when those children get to an age where they like to be particular about what goes in their room. Our grandie knew the design he wanted but not the fabric.
My solution was to point our grandson to a few quilt fabric websites and see what he liked. Our eight year old decided to follow his interest in Skylanders and chose themed fabric.
Here is the resulting quilt.
It was a little tricky to start with because he only chose two fabrics – the grey in the borders and stripes and the backing fabric.
To make it work properly with some contrast and interest I added the yellow and blue from the same range, plus some black.
That was my way of using a bit of quilter’s license.
The quilt design is based on the strippie quilt from Mary Quilts.
I have added extra length and a narrow and wide border.
I decided to use the second fabric of his choice as the backing so he can change sides when he wants to.
I had this one done with the same LAQ as the cat quilt from the previous post.
The quilting design is called Plush and shows up quite well.
I had enough fabric left over to make two pillowcases to add to the parcel.
This one and the cat quilt are the two quilts that are now winging their way to the states and I am tracking the parcel’s progress very closely.
I will let you know if they arrive safely and how long it takes. I have my fingers crossed!!!!