Tuesday, April 28

birthday quilt...

My son, Riley, just had a birthday.....he's had 36 of them! 
(I didn't think I had any children that old.....mercy sakes)!
He needed a new quilt - it had been a while since I made him one.
I had this fat quarter pack of "Porch Swing" fabrics - remember them?
When I pulled them out I fell in love with them all over again.
I simply squared each fat 1/4 up then cut them into 4 quadrants - 8 1/2" x 10 1/2".
I got hundreds of them!
I sewed them all together - 11 rows by 11 rows - to make a queen size.
Brown dot Minky for the backing - he needed a warm snuggly quilt - it gets cold in Pennsylvania where he lives.
I quilted an all-over large meander with swirls plopped in every so often.
Scrappy binding - always a favorite!
I had some yardage so I made 2 pillow cases to match.
I think it was the best birthday gift ever!
He thought so, too - called the day it arrived to say, "thanks, mom".
Gosh - I love this boy!
Don't you just want to curl up in that chocolaty minky?


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    1. Yep - he is one lucky son! But he's worth it! thanks....

  2. Happy B-Day to your son! How wonderful -- love tucking some sweet piece away and falling in love with it again when it is *found*. Minky is so fun -- plan on doing a twin for grand boy and backing with it :)

    1. Thank you, my friend. We both know all about "seasoned" fabrics in our stash!

  3. Happy birthday to your son! I have one turning 30 this August...yikes!
    The quilt is perfect for a young man.

    1. It's humbling when your kids enter their 30's!

  4. I think i've been looking at brights for too long because this looks really pretty and masculine. Pretty and masculine?? can you say those both in the same sentance? I think it's a perfect manly quilt. And I love what you did with the fat 1/4's. Yay for rectangles!!

    1. I'm with you - for some reason these darker colors were very pretty all over again. rectangles are the way to go!

  5. So pretty! Isn't the joy you feel when you make a quilt for someone you love just the best?