Today I want to show you this 2nd quilt I got professionally basted, but I’m having some problems getting some decent photos. It’s too wet to take the quilt outside, and too overcast for pics inside, but I had to take them anyway because it will be at least another week before I get a chance, so bear with me!!
Last November, after taking a long unintentional break from quilting, the first quilt-top I pieced was this Seaside Stars pattern by Amy from Diary of a Quilter.
I used the same fabric collection that Amy used, Seaside by October Afternoon, but I wanted it to be more boyish–it was meant to be a twin quilt for my (at the time) 3-year-old. I added different borders and corner stones–not a huge difference from hers, but definitely appropriate (I think) for a little man.
Low volume border
I was so pleased at how it turned out–it is so scrappy looking and has a vintage vibe.
The only word he said when he saw it was “no”. Right there, at that very moment, a mother’s heart was crushed.
At the time, I had never basted a quilt this large, and I was so overwhelmed with it, that I set it off to the side. My son didn’t like it anyway (I was secretly mad about the whole thing) and I kind-of forgot about it. I remembered it a few weeks ago, and dropped it off to Asta to get basted (you can read about it here), and when I got it back from her I liked it even more and was so excited to finally finish it.
Assuming a year was enough time for a little boy to change mind, I showed it to my son again.
He glanced at it for a second, looked slightly annoyed and said…
“I don’t like it.”
But that’s okay, because I love it and I’m not above ‘indian-giving’.