After i made Bunny her Elephant quilt , Buddy told me he also wanted a new quilt. Being younger than her, I expected that i would choose all the fabrics etc, i was imagining something very monochrome, very minimalist, very scandanavian. No he tells me. I want all my favourite things.
So off we went to the fabric store together, and stood in front of the wall of quilting cottons, and i just watched him pull out fat quarters piling up the ones he liked, rearranging, fine tuning. Until we ended up with these. I have to admit, it was such a cool experience. I just love seeing what my kids choose on their own – and this is a perfect little collection of what Buddy likes. And amazingly, it all kind of coordinates! We have orange ( a LOT of orange), robots, dinosaurs, tools and puppy paw prints. It’s not at all what i expected – but i love it! He calls it his “everything quilt” and i think that’s a pretty awesome description hehe. Buddy absolutely loves it, and sat by me almost the whole time i was making it. Total win.
It’s just backed with some checked cotton i had in stash, and the binding is white with navy crosses which i think goes well. It’s so funny to me to think how many quilts i’ve made, considering how much i used to swear i would never quilt. I think next up i need to make a quilt for baby birdie and work on my next collection scrap quilt!
[Here is the very first quilt i made him when he was a toddler and which he has now outgrown awwww]