My brother has had a rough got at it, but these past few years he has really come around and made a life for himself. I wanted to make him something special to show that I was proud of him, so I decided to try my hand at quilt making. I chose a rag quilt because I thought it would be pretty easy. It both was and wasn't. I know next time to make sure that I use dye magnets in the wash with the quilt if I don't preshink the fabrics....to avoid pink boats.
On with the pictures:
The raggy side: I tried to make it sort of masculine so that he can put it out if he so chooses.
The non-raggy side: If you can't tell, the yellowish ones are Curious George and the light blue ones are boats and waves. The boats got died a bit pink when I washed it.
Close up of the inscription:
It was harder than I thought it would be, but that's not to say that it's not something I would try again. There are a lot of things I would do differently, but I think it turned out pretty well for a first try.