I made this quilt for my youngest son this past winter – he proudly helped pick the colors, chose cuddle fabric for the backing and now the quit lives on his bed. This quilt has been finished for a while now, but I never got around to taking pictures – in part because he didn’t want to spare the quilt from his bed, and because…life.
When we got home from our trip last week I felt like the whole county was suddenly in bloom and so I decided to take advantage of a lovely night to get some pictures. (It’s also so much more convenient that it’s light later! Not to mention warmer. I’ll take it.)
This quilt is just simple patchwork. After my son chose the colors, I went through all the greens and blues (plus some grays because I needed some lights) in my stash and cut off a 6″ row, and then cut them all down to 6″ squares. SO EASY + a great way to bust through a lot of fabric + I love the end result = a most satisfying finish. Not to mention guilt assuaging – no new fabric was purchased for this quilt. 😉
We used an aqua Cuddle fabric for the backing. The quilting was done by Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting. I had her quilt it a little more loosely and that, plus the soft backing, makes this a cuddly quilt.
Plus, there’s something that’s just so simply effective about patchwork squares. Never gets old for me. And it’s such an easy way to show off a lot of great fabric.
And here is the best part of this photo experience – this fancy photobomber showing his stuff. I’ve never had this happen. I was trying out a new location/fence when this guy decided to come pose. The best/funniest part was that he acted just like a teenage boy, came around twice and I caught it all on film. I laughed really hard when I went back through my pictures. Here’s the progression:
So there I was, minding my own business taking pictures of my quilt with the horse way off in the distance.
Then, he nonchalantly strolls closer to see what’s going on…
And then closer… “Hey, is that a camera?”
“Hey pay attention to me…”
And full-on flexes for the camera!
“Okay, now I feel stupid, so I’m going to run away awkwardly….”
Stealthily comes back, still wanting some attention, but trying to figure out how to reassert himself after running away…
And then does the awkward-teenager thing waiting to the side, but still wanting to be part of the action… it was so funny when it happened, but I laughed even harder going back through the pictures.
Okay, maybe you had to be there… Or have a tweenage/teenage boy…
So with that, Happy Sunday from me and my new, favorite photobomber.