Quick Grandson Quilts

At Thanksgiving I was given a mission.  My two older grandsons both decided that they had out grown the quilts I made for them on their 3rd & 4th birthdays.  They requested new quilts with “big boy” material. (As opposed to ABCs, teddy bears, etc.)  So, on black Friday I made a trip to JoAnn’s and picked up a bunch of novelty quilt material.  (Along with a bolt of camouflage flannel to make them new pajamas–but that’s another story.)  I wasn’t able to start on the quilts until after Christmas, a while after, since I was sick with a bad cold for several weeks.

Since the primary purpose of the quilts was to display the novelty prints, I cut wide, long strips and pieced them together in rows.  I mixed the prints around and picked a different fabric for each quilt for the borders to make them different, even though I was (mostly) using the same material.  I cut and sewed the binding strips out of a dark green from my stash.  I thought the green went well with both the border prints.

When they visited last week for March Spring break, I had their quilts ready.  Here they are, side-by-side, lying on the quilting machine.

You can see the difference in the borders.  One has army equipment on it and the other is a sort-of camoflage.

You can see the difference in the borders. One has army equipment on it and the other is a sort-of camouflage.

The quilting is different on each one.

Here's the one for the eight year old.

Here’s the one for the eight year old.

Here's the one for the six year old.

Here’s the one for the six year old.

The difference in the arrangement of the fabric:

one...

one…

and the other

and the other

"I love my quilt!"

“I love my quilt!”

"So, do, I, but I've got to look tough."

“So, do, I, but I’ve got to look tough.”

Thanks for looking.  🙂

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One response to “Quick Grandson Quilts

  1. Pingback: Another Easy Grandson Quilt–Trains and more Trains | Sue Santore: Writing and Cooking and Sewing, Oh My!

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