The first quilt I have ever made. A gift for my little nephew.
I love the idea of quilts, often a story to be told, it is a blanket to keep you warm. The store.... My grandmother used to make us simple quilts out of old blankets and throughout my childhood they were always my favorite because I knew they were made with love. I chose the monkey pattern because my brother was born the year of the monkey (Chinese Zodiac). And my little nephew is his son. I wish I could have found a little cow pattern since he was born the year of the ox but that's not as popular of a print for babies. Bummer!
At first I thought it would be super easy to put together since it's basically made up of squares. But after my initial thought and after the purchase of the materials, I froze. I haven't sewn since maybe Girl Scouts when I was just a wee child myself. Where did I get the crazy idea that I could sew a quilt? The memory of sewing was implanted in my mind but to actaully put it into action was something else. So, off I went to take a class at my local JoAnn Fabrics where I learned the basics of quilting. Thank goodness I did!
The surprise to this quilt is that the front is cotton for summer, the back is flannel for colder days, and the inside is batted with bamboo batting! I loved the idea of filling it with a sustainable material that is kind to the environment and washable.
My hope is that he will enjoy this quilt for years to come.
Quilt made in Dec 2009