For the boy..

I have a new stack of fabric that I am so in love with…

All shot cottons from Kaffe Fassett.  This fabric, plus Dream Wool batting, makes the most squishy, silky soft and cuddly quilt you could ever dream of.  And if a quilt doesn’t make you want to curl up with it, then in my book it’s not a successful quilt.  So.  These are for my darling 10 year old, my only son, who for the most part gets passed by when it comes to handmade things.  Dolly carriers and tiny baby knits are what pop into my head when I want to make something for my kids, and I have to work a little harder to think of just the right something for an older boy.  But he is such a sweetie, so loving, and for god’s sake he puts up with a lot, being here with two much littler sisters day after day.  He really deserves to have something handmade by Mommy.  So with much love I have been planning this project, and waiting and thinking while some other things were finished up, and now I’m ready to begin.

I have a couple of different sketches I’m deciding between, but it’s definitely going to be something improvised and free, just something fun for me to play with for a few weeks.  I’m planning on some medium-dense hand quilting to really play up the lovely feel of the wool batting and make it something he will love to curl up with.

I’m popping these in the wash now as I type, and tomorrow they’ll be ready to cut into.  Maybe I’ll have a quilt top by Christmas?

6 thoughts on “For the boy..

  1. That is a very lucky young man to be getting a hand made quilt by Mom with this selection of fabrics and a warm wool batting! Turning a little green over here even at my advanced age.

  2. Kaffe shot cottons make my mouth water. Combining with a nice wool batt is the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to see what you do with these, enjoy!

    • Thanks Linda! I have been playing with it a bit here and there, no commitments yet but lots of “process photos” have been taken 🙂

      On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Jessie Aller

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