My oldest kiddo will be eleven on March 20th, the first day of Spring. And, of course, he asked for a mama-made cover. He already sleeps under two of the quilts that I made and uses pillowcases sewn by me but he wants a "new cover" and this mama is quite happy to oblige.
I wanted this Spring cover to be simple and fresh, with clean lines and little fuss. I chose sturdy home decor weight cottons with prints that reminded me of the colors found in Spring veggie and flower gardens with some crawly creature prints thrown in for fun.
I simply cut twenty-five 13 inch squares and assembled them into a 5x5 grid.
Here's the quilt top on my guy's full-size bed. It's a bit larger that 5 x 5 feet. I may add another row to the bottom to make it a foot longer.
Tomorrow I plan to back and very lightly quilt this top. Then I'll attach the binding and have it all ready by Saturday. Sounds ambitious but I don't mind losing a bit of sleep for my kiddo. I also have squares cut for a Spring cover for David and Abigail - but they will have to wait until next week. Choosing, cutting, and arranging the fabrics took some time but sewing these together took exactly one hour.
I love how it compliments the colors already in his room.
And speaking of Spring, I cut a whole bunch of the daffodils from the garden and brought them inside - feels like spring in our kitchen.
And I'll leave you with this photo of Shadow looking all sweet and innocent behind my computer. But the minute I look away he turns into a cord chewing machine. Good thing all the sunshine we've been having puts me in a good mood.