Friday, November 20, 2009

Gavin's birthday quilt

Gavin's birthday quilt. I have had this idea in my head for awhile and started gathering fabric here and there that I thought would work well.

I knew I wanted to keep it on the smaller side, little larger than his toddler bed. I knew I wanted it to be loud and vibrant, much like Gavin's personality.

I made sure that I got the number 3 in the blocks as much as I could. See the little blue 3 up there on one of my favorite blocks ? 3 is a pretty big age for a little boy, don't you think ?

I also deviated away from my usual whiteness. I love the results. I will admit I was worried, VERY worried, but instead of ripping it all apart I kept going and going and I am glad that I did.

The big brown and white polka dot backing came from a curtain panel I found on clearance at Walmart. Being frugal I thought " that's a bargain" and I scooped them all up. So now the back of Gavin's quilt also matches his new curtains. I am good like that - eh ?

The finished size ended up being 45" by 57", which is perfect in my opinion. It's big for him now, room for him to grow into and then it can still be used when he gets older.

Which you know isn't going to happen, right ?

They should stay babies for longer. That's what I think.