Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Quilt For The Boy

When I made Ruthie's quilt a few months ago I asked Judah if he wanted one too. He wasn't terribly interested then, but requested on last week with trains on it. Like most little boys, Thomas is his favorite. I, however, am not a huge fan of putting brands, or characters all over the stuff I make, nor do I have a strong affinity for Thomas. No offense to the tiny toy tank engine, but I almost loathe reading it aloud to much clunky alliteration! Needless to say, I wasn't thrilled about the idea of using Thomas fabric, but I found some that wasn't too ghastly and cranked one out a few days ago. The pattern is the same general idea as Ruthie's - using transportation fabric, vintage yellow gingham, hand-me-down stripes, and one of his old teal sheets, in large asymmetrical patches on the other side. Several of you have asked how I managed the seam binding/bias tape part, so if you are wondering, then check out this no swearing bias tape method video. It makes it super easy.

It turned out really cute, and Judah was quite pleased. I asked him just now what he thought about it and he replied, "I just like it. I don't think about it, I just like it." Well, that pretty much sums it up. :)

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