Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Finish -- Kevin's Quilt

After about 15 years, it's finally happened: my son has claimed a quilt.

Don't get me wrong, he has quilts.

The first quilt I ever made was for him:

And when it wore out, I replaced it with the same quilt made in his college colors:

And when he got married, I made him this:

Technically, I finished it thirteen months after he got married, but in a long marriage, what difference do thirteen short months make?

But this week, he actually claimed a quilt. He saw me binding (by hand!) a new sample of my Dream a Little Dream quilt pattern.

"Mom," he asked, "how long does this quilt have to be a sample before it goes to it's rightful owner?"

"Rightful owner? Like me?" I teased.

"No. You made this for me. Isn't this Dream a Little Dream?" he asked with a huge smile.

It's always the smiles that get me. And the fact that he knows my quilt patterns by name doesn't hurt either.

So, here's the quilt that will belong to my son once it has done it's duty as a sample:

I pieced the back to give it character:

It's warm and yummy and made from very masculine homespun fabrics.

How long should I make him wait for it?

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Elizabeth said...

OH! I love that wedding quilt! It is gorgeous! And the Dream a Little Dream is really awesome too! Those homespuns are great for making manly quilts.

xo -El

Kim said...

Better give it to him quick before I steal it!
Love the strong masculine colors in that strong pattern.....
Nice gift!

Happy Sewing

Threeundertwo said...

How funny. A smile would probably do it for me too. Love both this quilt and the beautiful wedding quilt. Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday.