Saturday, November 2, 2013

My New Project for October -- Another Quilt for Aidan


It's already time to share my October project for the 2013 NewFo Challenge.  A few weeks ago my grandson, Aidan, asked me to make him an Alabama quilt.  (As in the football team -- The Crimson Tide.)  The last quilt I made him was his Star Wars Quilt in March 2011.  I was thinking that one would keep him happy a little longer than this, but my grands can ask me for just about anything these days.  (Well.....since always, I guess!)  The only fabric I could find locally was this print which I paired with my favorite black, Michael Miller Jet Black.  


















Since it was the only Bama fabric my local quilt shop had left I was really hoping Aidan would like it.  He was here the other day and in a very casual way said, "I really don't like Star Wars anymore."   Where did that come from?  Could he possibly be thinking about the quilt he had asked me to make?  I told him that just happened to remind me that I bought some Alabama fabric and got it out to show him.  He looked at it closely, thought about it, then gave me a "thumbs up" and said, "Good job!"  Whew!  Good for me.  

I decided to keep the quilt pretty simple (he's only 7 after all!) so went with one of my favorites - "Over and Under" by Paula Hughes.  


















I love this pattern because it's so simple!  4.5" x 6.5" focus fabric with a 1.5' by 6.5" strip on each side.  When you alternate the blocks and then but a border around it you get a woven effect.  

















I'm using this pattern for the fifth time on this quilt.  I think I'll have it ready in record time.  

I am linking up to Barbara's Linky Party.  Go take a look at all the NewFo's started this month!


10 comments:

Paula Z in AZ said...

I love this pattern - good deal on the thumbs up Grandma, those always make us G'mas happy! Can you say 'Wrapped around his little finger?" LOL

Ray and Jeanne said...

Aren't grandchildren wonderful! When they ask, we usually jump! Your quilt is going to be wonderful! The Over and Under pattern is great - think I'll have to try that one soon!

Tami C said...

Looking good Sandy! Glad he approved of your fabric purchase. You're a grand grandmother!

Quiltsmiles said...

And with making this quilt for your grandson, I just know you wouldn't have gone back to bed either as you mentioned when you stopped by! LOL. What a Lovely quilt for him, that pattern is a keeper as is he. Jane

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great pattern for almost any fabric/color - you are a gem of a gramma.

LynCC said...

That is a neat pattern. I'm sure I'll be just as accommodating when I have grandkids!! lol ;D To us, 2011 is so recent, but to a young child, it's forever, so yeah - 2 years is about right for needing to ask Grandma for a new quilt.

Kate said...

Great pattern for a fast, but fun quilt. Those kids grow out of things so fast. It seems like just yesterday my DD wanted Little Mermaid, now it's rainbows made from batiks.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

That is great pattern, I can see why you keep making it :)

Barbara said...

I like this. Fun pattern!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Liking this pattern too. Simple and effective at showing off really neat fabrics in a size that allows them to actually develop. Thanks for sharing.