I just finished another quilt – this one is for my son!
Oh, my goodness – it’s these fabrics that get me every time! Teepees, arrows, deer, and bears… I don’t often see fabric geared towards older boys but this batch really nailed it. I absolutely love this collection of prints and plaids from High Adventure by Riley Blake. The unique color scheme of red, blue, tan, and brown compliment my son’s room décor, too.
The pattern I used for this quilt is called Playground. You can find the pattern in Camille Roskelley’s book, Simply Retro.
The original finished quilt size for this pattern is 60 x 72, but I made extra blocks so that the quilt would fit on my son’s bed. So, my finished quilt came to 76 x 96, perfect for a twin size bed.
This quilt is lined with a layer of cotton/bamboo blend batting. I quilted this one on my home machine using one inch vertical lines throughout. I thought I would never be finished but it was actually the binding that really made me tear my hair out.
The first time I sewed a quilt binding on by machine it went on beautifully. No hiccups whatsoever. Must’ve been beginners luck because I can’t tell you how many times I ripped stitches out, started over, stabbed my fingers, and muttered bad words under my breath. Oh, the trouble this binding gave me!!! I probably could’ve had it hand stitched in less time…maybe not.
Already on my son’s bed, I think this quilt will stay with him as he grows. I hope he feels covered in his mama’s love whenever he gets cozy under it.