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Buddy’s everything quilt

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]

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Ginger
7 years ago

Awwww, how perfect for Buddy! Who wouldn’t want a quilt with all their favorite things?? ;)

Sylvie
7 years ago

I love it! I’m sure it will be something he grows to treasure. It sounds like such a cool bonding experience for the two of you!

Meg
Meg
7 years ago

Lovely! Such a sweet project :)

Annette
Annette
7 years ago

Lovely and so nice he chose the fabrics himself. I love quilting and find it funny that it sneaked up on you!

Mary
Mary
7 years ago

What a lovely quilt! I’m just about to make my first quilt for my eldest little girl (having also said I’d never make one!!!) but I know nothing about quilting. Do you prewash the fabric first?

Kat @ House of Lane
7 years ago

This is gorgeous! I made quilts for my kids when I was pregnant with each of them. I love those quilts so much. Although I think imogen is due for an upgrade as part of her room makeover.