Monday, June 23, 2014

Randomness #6

I showed you Randomness #6 a little bit ago ( you can see it here: )

This is my pile of fabrics..... and there is a good reason for donuts and waffles.....

My oldest son graduated from high school ( last year - ackkk)  and I quilted all these graduation quilts for clients, and I made a few T shirt quilts.... and it never dawned on me... I was FORGETTING my own child!!

So the other two and I went on a fabric hunt.... and we found fabrics that reminded us of him.

And I made a drawing... Drawings are always a committment to finish a quilt correct???


And we started cutting and sewing... and we had this much done and were so excited with our progress - and the boy came home!!!  So I packed it all up, and promptly forgot!!!  Until this year when I started in on other T shirt quilts, and graduation quilts......


And I dug it out again and we finished piecing it....  and I loaded it on the machine.... and hurried... because he said he was on his way home ( again!!)



And Ta - da!! It is finished ( well no binding yet)  There is running and swimming and drumming, Typing and waffles and donuts, Superheros and letters and a few solids....

And then there is the back!!  It has Smores and Blue Angels and Swimming... and all the little leftovers!!


And it was fun.......

And I gave it to him completely unbound... because... now he will bug me to bind it!! and it will get done!

13 comments:

Ramona said...

What a great idea for a graduation quilt! The layout is perfect to showcase the varied interests and it looks great. The binding won't take long. :)

Judy V. from Thornton, CO said...

And your son will be one happy guy! Love your pebbling and swirling!

Missy Shay said...

What a great memory quilt! I love quilts that is all about the person getting the quilt!

Rhonda R said...

What a great quilt. Love that you used novelty fabrics that have special meaning to him.

Needle&Foot said...

That is a cute story! I like your choices - so personal for your son. Very sweet (no pun intended!)

scraphappy said...

What a fun quilt! Glad you got it done. It is too easy to forget our ow quilts when busy working on other peoples.

LynneP said...

What a fun gift; I imagine your son loves it! It will be a wonderful memory for him for years to come.

Terri said...

Made especially for him. (Heart) that!
Hugs

Ranch Wife said...

What an awesome quilt! I love that y'all chose fabrics that included the things that were special to him - such a treasure! I love that chevron pattern too.

Dona said...

Awesome! I love it, front and back.

a maidenhair fern said...

chevron i-spy!!! it's brilliant!

LizA. said...

You SO need to try this binding technique! I can't believe how easy it is. http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such a fun idea! It sounds your other kids were involved in picking the fabric, too! It will be a great keepsake!