My son had been asking for a new quilt and needed one since his was in a state of disrepair, so I got it into my head that I should make him one for Christmas. The beauty of having a well behaved son is that I know where he is most of the time, and he isn’t out being a hooligan around the neighbourhood. The negative of having a well behaved son is that he is almost always at home and rarely goes out (except when he goes swimming or to the gym, which is amusing for those that know my son.) In order to pull off making a quilt as a surprise I was going to have to work fast and efficiently. (For the record, I love to use the word “hooligan”. It amuses me.)
I decided the most efficient pattern would be a basic fence rail block which can be made quickly in an assembly line style. The cutting was done at Steph’s and the sewing was done during some vacation days, while Jacob was at school.
I love the fabrics in the top. I especially like the fabric with the turquoise. It reminds me of rocks and the turquoise has me imagining ocean rocks.
The border fabric has a fun graffiti print that makes the quilt more suited for a teenager.
The back is a hideous flannel print that suits my son perfectly. If you have seen my son in the past couple of years he was likely wearing headphones, so when we saw this fabric we couldn’t resist.
Special thanks go out to Steph and Meredith who were gracious hosts to me while I finished the quilt binding in their homes. I love to bind a quilt by hand which is a peaceful but time consuming task. Working on the binding in the company of good friends who offer wine while I sew is a good thing – so good that I may need to start another quilt, just so I can go work on it in their homes.