This like many of my quilts started out with a different plan in mind. And in this case for a different child. I am making quilts for my daughter’s 4 boys and the 7-year old is the one that needs one the most, and I fully intended that this would be Colson’s quilt. However, design and size changed so it is for the next one down the line, Caiden, who is 5, since it is more his size – 45 x 54.
I started this while camping last month. After sewing strips together, I cut them into squares on the diagonal:
I’m saving the triangle pieces for another quilt for one of the boys.
I used black for a border to frame all the busyness of the blocks. On the back I used a gold solid as it’s Caiden’s favorite color.
This is my first quilt on the log arm. I went for a space theme and drew out a space ship, planet and stars that could be done free motion without stops. There are many fat space ships, planet’s that look like someone sat on them and stars that got tied up into knots. I figure a 5-year old won’t care and I have to start quilting sometime.
I used a variegated gold Aurifil thread that blends into the top and bottom and pops on the star-stitched border.
I had company while shooting the photos of this quilt. They didn’t seem to care that I was a few feet away with a camera.
Enjoy the Journey