Friday, February 13, 2015

Little Man's Quilt

{You can read how this project got started Here.}

Over Christmas break we figured out that Little Dude only needed 8 more blocks to finish off his Scrappy Improv Quilt.  That number seems HUGE when you are 10 yrs old, but I promised him that he'd be so happy when he was done. 

 We spent the better part of a day, him sewing and me trimming/ironing, and finally finished about 5 of them.  He had been saying all along that he wanted the quilt to be big enough for his bed, but at that point he wanted to stop and "rest" for awhile. Block making is hard work, you know...

Boy Improv Wonky Quilt Blocks

 I haven't pushed him too hard on this project because I wanted him to be happy with it and feel accomplished on his own.

A couple days later he asked for my help finishing up his remaining blocks.  I figured out that he would need to finish up the last 3 and then make another 5 for it to be big enough for his bed.  Once he heard "big enough for your bed" he was ready to tackle the last of the blocks + the extras. 

Boy Improv Wonky Quilt Blocks

We spent another longish day in my sewing room, him sewing and me trimming again, and were able to persevere through ALL of the remaining blocks.  He was such a trooper!  I'll admit that is was hard for him to work for so long, but when the last block was finished he raised his hands up in the air and yelled "YEEEESSS!"  

He was definitely proud of all of his hard work!  

Ice Cream Treat

We celebrated by going to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard. :)

I'm happy to say that his quilt is off to the quilter and should be ready for a final reveal in a few weeks.  Little Man can't wait until you see what he picked out for the backing and binding.  They are WILD! 

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


Tiffany said... Reply To This Comment

This is so awesome. I hope my boys take an interest in sewing when they get older.

John said... Reply To This Comment

What an accomplishment!! He should be so proud of himself because that is a LOT of sewing. I look forward to seeing the finished product. Way to go P!! M

Alisa said... Reply To This Comment

Great work young man! And I think you just posted on IG that you are finished the binding? Unless that's a different one. said... Reply To This Comment

Oh that's so lovely, what a little trooper.

JanineMarie said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, what a cool quilt! Way to go, Little Man!