I finally had time to work on his quilt while I stayed home. My husband's grandson sent me this picture of a pillow on a Facebook message earlier in the year, so that was the idea I had to work with for his quilt.
His older brother and his bride got one in 2009 at their wedding with their chosen colors.
His sister received one HERE last summer and next oldest brother received one HERE in January. It was his turn--he is the next oldest.
Now it would be impossible to put a white or rounded edge around quit patches as pictured in the above pillow, so I had to work with the same colors with a black background. Unfortunately I didn't buy enough black material. So I went back to JoAnn's and bought more. Although it was the same fabric, it was different black because it was not off of the same bolt. So the darker black is on the top of the quilt you will see below.
I found an Irish design and the grandson liked it. His mother has some Irish blood I believe.
I cut out the squares using a rotary cutter on a green rotary mat made for this purpose (OLFA makes these). This mat was much more suitable than the plywood I used before.
|Put front together on vacation|
Again he wanted pockets in his quilt. He and I decided to use that karate material his brother had for some of the squares. One of my husband's shirt pocket is at the top, and, like his brother's quilt, a jeans pocket is on the back. The pockets can be used for cell phones or whatever. The grey pocket fit into the design.
The back of the quilt is what gives this quilt warmth. I did not have to use other batting as I found a great zigzag fleece fabric in grey and red. When I substituted in art one day, the students loved the pattern of the quilt--so I guess it is modern. But I did encounter bunching up of material with that fleece so the top stitching did not go as planned and the whole project slowed down even has my husband's caregiving needs increased. This fleece is not as sturdy in stitching as cotton is. To give the quilt more color I chose a fun material for the binding and used the same technique as I have for other quilts, mitering the corners as I did two years ago HERE.
Below is the finished
quilt ready to mail.
quilt ready to mail.
|Front and back with red & black binding;|
jeans pocket on back for cell phone
|Grandpa and Ziggy in background|