his helicopter quilt

My sewing machine (Pearl) sits behind our front door.  I realize this sounds crazy, but generally, the only people who come to our front door are the types who want to talk politics, or sell me cookies so it isn’t as much of a pain as it sounds.

So I have my little corner of the cottage to set up my ironing board next to my machine and stitch.  Sometimes when Cj is bored, because he’s used up all of his computer time, he comes and sits across from me and asks things like…

“Hey Mom, how’s Pearl doing?”

“What are you making today?”

“Who is it for?”

“What’s for supper?”

“When are you going to make my quilt?”

Almost two years ago now, he sat down with me at the computer to pick out fabric for bed quilt.  He loves helicopters and cameras so this echino line was the perfect place to start.  He asked for school busses too and I had to add the frames because he has a sneaky habit of watching his reflection in people’s glasses.

A year ago, I pieced the top. It’s made up of 30 wonky improve court house step blocks and framed with grey sashing.  But then I was distracted by life and even with the occasional reminder of “when are you going to make my quilt?”, it sat in a pile.

Finally this October I got my act together and here it is.

I love it and even more important, he loves it!

It is quilted with grey lines 1 inch apart through the print blocks on the vertical and with accents of orange quilting on the horizontals.

The back is pieces with a mix of solids and some bits of left over echino.

He is thrilled to finally have his very own handmade by Mom quilt on his bed.  I’m left with feelings of satisfaction until the question “what’s for supper?” pops up again.

5 thoughts on “his helicopter quilt

  1. Heather says:

    The colors and rhythm of it are fabulous. I slept under a special,quilt as a kid. It felt like a blanket of love. Not sure if I am up to sewing something so nice, my skills tend toward fancy pants hem jobs and simple curtains. But boy! My guys sit and plead for new knitted socks whenever a pair is on my needles. their feet grow so fast!!
    By the way, happy Thanksgiving.

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