I actually put this quilt top together last year, but waited to finish it because the grandson for whom it was made wasn’t in a “big boy bed” yet. Now, here is the finish in time for his pre-Christmas excitement.
The idea was to use cute Christmas novelty prints. There are plenty of those available, but they don’t lend themselves to intricate piecing so I used the old reliable Turning Twenty Again pattern. I’m not sure I like how chopped-up it looks, but the point is for the child to have fun finding the different items in the novelty prints, and the layout serves that purposeThe quilting was done by my friend Joyce Miller in a pattern of swirling snowflakes.
The backing is a flannel I bought a couple of years ago. Flannel shrinks more than most cotton fabric, so I pre-washed it.
The finished size is 62″ x 73″.
“Oh what fun it is to (ride) cuddle…” with a quilt from grandma on my bed!
Ahem…just getting in the pre-spirit of the season.
What a great gift – bet it’s got your seasonal juices revved up.
Andof course the children are practicing their numbers by counting the weeks 😀
There is no better way to celebrate a big boy bed than with a fun quilt!
And hopefully it will encourage him to stay IN that big boy bed😃
I love the quilt and the quilting! Someone is going to enjoy this wonderful gift for his big boy bed!
It certainly does convey “Christmas is coming!”😊
Yes, as if the children needed reminding!
Just the ticket for a big boy in a proper bed
Yes, just right! I’m sure he will cherish it.
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