Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quilting outside the box

This quilt is for my son - he's an outside the box kind of kid. He loves to build things. He'll build anything, out of any material. I'm not really sure if his brain ever stops building even when he's sleeping. If all he has is dirt and sticks, he'll build with that. Give him some legos and he'll build the most amazing creations. Lately he's been building transformers out of legos. Creations that fully transform from one visible entity to another - it's amazing to me that his young brain can even dream up these things, let alone bring them to life. He's an awesome kid.


He rarely benefits from my sewing skills, there just aren't a lot of things a fabric lovin' mom can make for an 11 year old boy. But when I started quilting, he added his name to the waiting list. Well wait no more kid, here is your outside the box quilt.

This quilt follows the pattern from Modern Quilt Workshop.

I used an assortment of guy-ish fabrics in his favorite color, blue. I'm pretty happy with the result and so is he!

The back ~

The dog likes it to!

and this guy,

Can you spot the mistake in this quilt? I set all the blocks in sideways in the long view. Ooops, oh well, it's a lap quilt and we'll just call that part, charm.

Now on to finish the other 2 quilts I have on my sewing table.

Happy Sewing!


PioneerValleyGirl said...

What mistake? Just a setting outside the box of the prescribed pattern. :)

Your son sounds like a great kid, and he's lucky to get this quilt. It's a pattern I've been eye-ing and I like your execution of it.

Manda said...

I couldn't spot a mistake either, regardless it looks good! :) Love the cars on the back too!

Samelia's Mum said...

It's a fantastic quilt. I love it. And yes it's so hard to make quilts for the male's in our life. Yours is inspiring.

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! He is really going to love it!

Molly said...

Just gorgeous! Beautiful colors/fabrics, and such movement in the blocks. Thanks for sharing this and yours is one lucky guy!

Wendy said...

Mistake?! WHAT mistake?!?
Ummm... NO!

Christina said...

Do you mean the quilt was supposed to be wider? It looks really great. I think your color scheme is great. Really fun, boyish and modern. I'm so happy for him to snuggle under it and you to see him snuggling under it!

Nina-Marie said...

I love this quilt - the color and values are really nice. I took a class from Bill Kerr a few years back and its nice to see on of his patterns made up.

Sandy said...

Wow, just found your blog and I have to say, "Hats off to you". Great quilts and designs. Love all the color you use in your quilts. Looking forward to following your quilting journey. Thanks for sharing.

MaryMargaret said...

Incredible quilt! I'm so happy I found you!