Wednesday, December 22, 2010

In the {St.} Nick of Time

Finished my 6yr olds Busy Town Quilt just in time to wrap it up for Christmas. 
(And I'm thinking this will be my last finish of the year...)

I have to admit that I massively over thought this quilt. 
The fabric was purchased a long time ago but I couldn't decide on a design.  I went back and forth on a few ideas before realizing that it was just a quilt for a six year old, not the quilt he's going to take to college!  Thus a simple patchwork would suffice.
For the back I lucked out and found 1.5 yds of the Merryville (I think that's what its called...) print. 
I love it because my son can use it as a play mat for his matchbox cars.  
One present, two uses =  Awesome!

The quilting is simple straight-lines on either side of the squares.  It's pretty much the exact same as this quilt from last year.  I love it nonetheless.  Sometimes simple is better.

While I was making this quilt my son kept coming into my sewing room.  He saw the top in progress and kept asking me "When are you going to make me that quilt with the town for my cars on the back?"  My sweet little oblivious child never did figure out that I was working on his quilt the whole time.  I can't wait to see him curled up in it on Christmas morning.

Squares cut 4.5"
Finished quilt measures 48" by 52"
Main fabrics are from Michael Miller's Tot Town line.  I used 5 prints from that line.  I could only find the dig it print still for sale.
Everything else is stuff I had in my stash.


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  2. Wonderful quilt. Your son will love it. How lucky to be able to also use it for his cars.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. the simple ones are usually the ones i end up loving the most. this looks great

  4. Adorable! Perfect for a little boy, great job :)

  5. I think this is perfect for a 6 year old boy. Really really sweet. And that backing...kinda to die for! LOVE it!



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