It's come a long way from these early sketches.
This pile of fabric.
And a few different designs.
A happy quilt that will grow with my son.
When I found the map fabric I knew I wanted to use it as a hope that Avery will travel throughout his life. I placed the compass right where he'll sleep to keep him steady. He liked the retro cars and trucks and that references his childhood to me. Pac Man is for things he likes now, computer games. I was able to convince him to let me leave out a pink Mine Craft pig which I will be making as a pillow for him, any parents out there know what Mine Craft is? The back is all flannel and I love the wood grain I found at Island Quilters. He has a cool wood grain rug in his room. Nancy Stovall ended up doing the quilting for me at the last minute which was really a relief. I know I could have done a twin on my little machine but it wouldn't have turned out as nice as Nancy's work.
For what turned out to be a simple looking quilt it's the longest I've spent working on one but I am so happy with it and know he will treasure it for a long time.