Friday, March 31, 2017
My Nephew's First Quilt
This is my nephew Mr. C's first quilt. My mother and I put together a few different boy kits for basic Turning 20 quilts and he chose this blue, green, and gray kit. I helped him cut it out and decide on a layout on my mom's new design wall. Then my mom helped him sew it all together by pinning and pressing.
My mom usually starts similar quilts with the granddaughters when they turn thirteen, but only recently offered to teach the grandsons. Mr. C was the first after Cheetah to make his quilt. He is a senior in high school. We learned that he was always a little jealous of his cousins and sisters who were given the chance earlier. So my mom is grateful she listened to my suggestion and offered to teach the grandsons. Three more of my nephews have expressed interest and will be making similar quilts soon.
I quilted it for him on the Bernina Q24 with the Q-matic (computerized quilting). While I absolutely love free motion quilting, some designs look a little better with the computer. (It is also nice to let the computer do the quilting when you have a nasty cold.)
Mr. C chose this fun boxy meander design.
I think it looks great on such a masculine quilt.
He also asked me to finish the binding for him which I did completely by machine.
I am so proud of him! His quilt turned out awesome.
We bought a 90 inch wide gray minky for the back of his quilt.
I love how the quilting design shows up on the minky.
What a fun quilt with lots of memories.
I will always remember how appreciative he was every step of the way. It is always nice being told that you are an amazing aunt, right?
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters are making.