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tendstowardschaos
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« on: January 12, 2016 03:32:59 PM »

A few months ago, I transitioned my preschooler from his toddler bed to a full size bed. That meant that he needed a new quilt (he's had to make-do with a couple smaller ones while I worked).

I let him pick out the fabrics, and he chose his favorite characters/shows/movies - Paw Patrol, Doc McStuffins, Mickey, Sponge Bob, Staw Wars, Doctor Who, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Minions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Cars. I chose the glittery stars and the grey sashing. The back of the quilt is fat quarters in mostly geometric or batik prints in blue/grey/black/white. I figured that his quilt would outlast his love of some of those cartoons.

Everything was stitched on my machine, and I'm thrilled that I was able to shove this massive blanket under the arm while quilting. (My son even chose the shooting star motif that I used.) It ended up being queen-sized, though I was going for over-sized full. Oops.

He was so happy to have it done (and so am I).



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Thanks for looking!
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BattleAxe
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016 08:07:37 PM »

I really like this.  I like the variation on a simple pattern.  Was going to do something similar for my son with just the major blocks, but perhaps i'll add narrow ones too. 

Well done!
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Leftyone12
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016 08:10:20 AM »

You did an awesome job. I like that the back side is colorful too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016 08:50:07 AM »

Brilliant!  I like the different widths of blocks on the top, and who doesn't love a pieced back?  Smiley
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Padester
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016 06:31:50 AM »

That is great! I love it when the kids are involved in the selection of fabrics. Good call, too, on making the back usable for when he outgrows the cartoons!
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