Friday, September 7, 2012

Avery's Quilt!

I thought the day would never come but Avery's quilt is done! I know you thought maybe I'd made this quilt up as I referred to it over the past 11 months but it does exist. 

It's come a long way from these early sketches.

This pile of fabric.

And a few different designs.
Too much.
Almost there.

 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. 


arajane said...

wow, it's gorgeous petra! i love seeing how your design process changed the look and feel as it progressed. and it's so sweet that you included so many special bits for your son.

**nicke... said...

this is such a special quilt petra! i love that you were so thoughtful in your piecing, putting things in that are special to him and wishes for him too. very very touching! xo

Gail said...

This one is gorgeous... Avery is a lucky guy. Worth the time!!

Jacey said...

Oh, I love it, Petra! You did such an amazing job, and I like seeing the progression of you design, too! Sweet!!

LOTJE said...

Love your design, and the design story how it came together. Looks very whole and beautiful!

Pétra said...

I am so glad you stopped by and thank you!

machen und tun said...

wow, it turned out great!! thanks for sharing your design process..

sewkatiedid said...

It turned out great. I love that flannel!