Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quilt Chronicles continues...

July 2006, I can't believe it's been that long since I made this quilt. But as tradition goes, I make a quilt for each of my grandchildren for their second birthday. I try to make it of a design that reflects what they are interested in at the time. Toring was fascinated with the turtles that his dad keeps and that we also have. Our turtle was a great source of fun for him to watch and feed, so I used a bunch of green and brown batiks (yes, I went through a batik phase, ugh) and paper pieced some turtles for the center. This quilt is huge. It covers a king sized bed. 
Five years later, I see this quilt at soccer games and in use at the beach too. I am so glad to see that the quilt is being used and not left folded in a lonely linen closet somewhere.
Can't believe this boy is already 7 years old! They grow too fast!


Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

10 comments:

Flowermouse Design said...

Really extraordinary. This must have taken a lot of hours!!!! Your family is LUCKY to have you!!

Annabella said...

So cute Di and must be great to see it still being used...!

Sally said...

I love turtles and I think that your quilt is awesome! I'm just starting to make quilts, but I dearly hope that I still see them being used many years down the road.

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, it's fab, love those wee turtles! Not surprised they're still using it, very 'boy' colours whatever the time/season :o)

Leanne said...

That centre panel of turtles is so awesome! Wonderful quilt.

Dianne Neale said...

I think it's quite hard to come up with a good idea and good fabric for a boys quilt. I'm not keen of batiks either, but it just the right thing here.

Flying Blind... said...

Those turtles are fun!

Geri Centonze said...

With all the love and hours that went into it, it would be a shame to be stuffed in a closet! Hope he wears it out until it's nothing but threads. He'll always remember the comfort it gave him!

Jean Cheszek said...

What a great tradition and such a fun quilt for a boy!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love turtles. The quilt is great and it is so nice to see these quilts used so often. I love that!