What a joy to make quilts for each of my husband's grandchildren! The oldest one and his bride got a quilt at their wedding. Last summer the first granddaughter received a quilt. It is about time I finish this quilt for the next oldest grandson. This grandson's b.d. was in December and my husband and I just sent him a card noting the quilt would be coming.
We have a karate theme going with black, white and red. I used a rotary cutter over plywood to cut out the pieces as seen in the first photo.
Then I alternated colors and put two white and one red strips in between. This seemed masculine to me.
|A covered pool table comes in so handy!|
What will the size of quilt be? The size of the pool table!
Two of my husband's pockets from his clothes (red shirt, and too-big and worn-out jeans) were sewn into the quilt for cell phones or whatever. That is how his grandfather is part of this quilt. I texted the grandson about the pockets and he loves the idea. His sister also had pockets in her quilt that I blogged about previously HERE.
Now I had promised this quilt would be mailed this week. Then I got sick! I had energy for very little. I texted that grandson and he called back. He said to me "I love you!" This warms the heart of Mrs. Carol, the step-grandmother. He had to get off his phone, I didn't have the chance to say I love you back, but I do hope that this quilt lets him know we love him.
I brought the almost finished quilt to show off after church. Grandpa wore it over his suit jacket to keep warm when we ate outside at our pastor's home after the worship service. I do not know why I had to show it off, but it does give me such pleasure to make quilts for his grandchildren. Two more quilts are coming, but at the right you get the idea of this quilt with red binding and karate material on the back.
Off to the post office
to mail the quilt!