25 September, 2018

Bigger Boy, Big Boy Quilt

The "rebound" Picture Play quilt from my last post has been reinstated on Gregory's bed. He recreated the picture from six years ago, too.  I told my daughter-in-law that he looked sad today, but she explained that he thought he looked like he did in the old picture! 😉 Okay, we'll go with that.

Yesterday I finished piecing the central portion of his new, big boy quilt.  It will get two more, narrow, outer borders before I go shopping for a backing piece. This went together beautifully. I used Deb Tucker's Studio 180 tools to mass-produce 140 Shaded 4-Patch units with the Tucker Trimmer and that same number of Wild Geese units with the Wing Clipper.
The quilt was designed in EQ8. Gregory selected the design from these three possible choices:
Initially, my plan was to make the quilt very scrappy using only tans, greens and blues; but, ultimately, I came up short (who woulda' thunk?) in the scrap department with such a limited palette. Let's hope when this new quilt is finished and on his bed that we'll see a much broader smile!🤞

Life is Good!


Janet O. said...

How cute to see the photo re-creation, and the fact that he thought he was making the same expression as in the original photo. :)
I am sure there will be a beaming smile when the Big Boy quilt covers the bed!
My scraps usually end up in mini quilts, so there isn't a whole lot left in any one color for a large quilt. I have to cut into the FQs, and sometimes that can be painful. LOL

cityquilter grace said...

rofl here...short in the scrap dept? can't possibly be!

Little Penpen said...

Too cute; that was his "little boy" face. The new quilt is going to be gorgeous and I love that you let him pick the design.

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