This little project as been done for a few weeks now, but I am happy to finally get a minute to share it with you.
Ian has been coveting a piece of vintage orange velour from my fabric stash for well over a year. And finally the stars aligned perfectly allowing opportunity and resources to collide. He knew he wanted to use the orange for sure, and chose a vintage roadster print for the opposite side. It took him a few days to figure out what color(s) the binding would be...and honestly, I was wondering how we would tie these two very different fabrics together myself. But Ian came down the stairs one morning exclaiming, "I've got it mom! Blue!" While in the sewing room finding the perfect shade of blue, we came across the brown print with the little stars. He liked that too, so we threw in a few pieces of it as well.
And isn't that how all the best quilts end up coming together. An inspiration piece to start, plus a few prints that may not really coordinate perfectly, but they make us smile. So we include them anyway. And in the long run, it all just works. Such is Ian's quilt.
He did almost all of the quilting on my macine. But believe me there was much guiding and assisting. His quilting technique brings new meaning to the words "crazy quilt".
Oh, and just so you don't get the idea that a boy who makes a quilt can not be equally tough as creative, here are a few of the outtake photos of he and is quilt.
You know...just so you don't get the wrong idea.