06 January, 2010

Dots and Boxes

This was Mason's Christmas present from Nana, his very own Picture Play quilt. The pattern from Ami Simm's book of the same name is "Dots and Boxes", I dubbed it "Dots and Boxes, Frogs and Foxes" while I was working on it but now that it's Mason's quilt it could just as easily be titled: "Looky, A Cookie!", he delights in finding all of the cookies pictured, his new favorite word (and, most likely, his favorite food)! I had hoped that he would enjoy exploring the quilt's surface and discovering hidden objects contained; my daughter reports that he LOVES doing just that. Nothing could have made my heart happier than learning that he attempted to drag his quilt to the table with him for snack time yesterday! "Maybe you need to make him another one, Mom; a smaller, carry-around, version" she laughed. I'll see what I can do. This one is good sized, 66" X 86", too big for a toddler to pull throughout the house; but just perfect for playing on and snuggling under. Incorporated into the layout are a few photo transfers and some fun and furry fringe animals stitched on the embroidery machine. I quilted the inner border with my favorite NiteLite glow-in-the-dark thread and added some red piping alongside the binding to finish it off with pizazz. Enjoy, little one, Nana loves you! Looky, A "COOKIE"!

Life is Good!

10 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

What a wonderful gift for a special boy. You did a great job and created a treasure that will truly last a lifetime. Good Job!

Quilting4U said...

What a delightful quilt!!!!! Love it!

lesthook said...

Awesome!

Zlaty said...

Very pretty little treasure!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Just look at the quilting on that quilt ... love the stars in the cornerstones!

Mason is one lucky little man to have such a wonderful Nana!!

Janet said...

Ooooh, the ideas you put into my head! This is adorable. Mason is one lucky little boy!

SubeeSews said...

This is the cutest quilt. I am sure he will cherish it his entire life. What a good Nana you are!

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a wonderful treasure!!

Gari said...

Isn't it fun to picture our little ones snuggling and using the quilts we make. I did two this past Christmas and know that in our current cold wave, both are being well used.

Quilt Memories said...

WELL, Look what I found just a few minutes ago.....The lights are back ON at The Strawberry Patch....What a welcome sight! I am not on here as much as I used to be, but will again be back. We were told yesterday that WG will be back on the road soon. Will know more tomorrow, of course I will be by his side. Am already trying to get my head straight with all I have to do. I am definitely going to do some sewing while we are out this year.I sure do have lots of " projects" to do.
I hope to see you again ( maybe at the LQS soon. Take care, again its good to be able to see what you are doing, keep up the good works. Tell mason and hannes hello for me. Bobbin