Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gavin's Knights and Castles Quilt

Little boys.  Ya gotta love 'em!   Gavin got his last quilt from Gramma in 2006.  After that, every time I made a new quilt for someone else he claimed that it was "his turn" again.  When I asked him what color he wanted for his next quilt he said, "I don't care, Gramma.  I love ALL your quilts!"   Awwwww.  Do you think he knows how to play me, or what?  


Last summer it really was his turn again so I asked what kind of quilt he would like.  He was huge into a Medieval phase so he decided he wanted something with knights.  I found some great prints by Timeless Treasures and with no plan in mind I bought some ---- a lot.
I normally don't like working with panels, but these knights were so cool, and since I didn't know what I was doing with them anyway, I bought some. 










I cut the panel into squares and started planning.












Now, I have to tell you that the Electric Quilt program for planning and designing quilts is very, very cool.  My sweet adorable hubby bought it for me years and years ago.  Even though I have upgraded twice to newer versions, and talked him into getting me a laptop so I could take an EQ class, and then have taken a couple of classes I still plan my quilts this way.............





















Yah.  I know. 




But, even though I designed it my own way, it turned out great, and I just love the backing fabric.









































My friend Angela at QuiltedJoy.com did a beautiful job quilting it for me.  (I decided Gavin had been waiting long enough, so I didn't want to take the time to quilt it myself.) She used a pattern called "Funky Fleur de Lis" and blogged about it here.


I mailed the quilt to Gavin last week, so I don't have a photo of him with it..........yet.  Here's a picture of him without the quilt.  (Gotta show off the grands whenever you can, right?)









Oh, and one more thing.  Gavin has since moved out of his Medieval phase and into his Greek Mythology phase.  But, I'm not worried about that.  He loves ALL my quilts!

6 comments:

The Gansners said...

Wow..That quilt is awesome. Your sewing skills never cease to amaze me!
Love Shannon and Josh

KyTriplets said...

That's an adorable photo of Gavin! What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Sandy, Your knight quilt turned out great!!! I remember you showing me some of the fabric when I came over to do our Featherweight workshop! That quilt didn't take you long to finish! Nice going. Dar

Mimi said...

I know he loves his quilt, but I would love to hear what he had to say when he got it and just maybe a picture of him with his quilt, too. Also, once coming up with that pattern, the quilt sure did come together quicklly. You did good Gwamma.

Sandy said...

Uhhh, Me too, Mimi!! I will ask my son (again!) to send me some pics. These young families are really busy these days.......

Anonymous said...

Gramma, you're the best. And I'm done calling you "Gwamma" and "Gramma" and I'm calling you "Granny" from now on.

Love,
Gavin