Monday, 5 October 2009

Joey gets a quilt for JK

My grandson, Joey, started JK this year and they need a nap quilt :-). An I Spy quilt would be just the thing! I laid out a bunch of squares on the design wall and had to babysit Joey and his sister, Kara, in August. I thought Joey might like to help me choose squares for his quilt...this would keep him busy and I could work on the quilt at the same time! Wow, he sure kept busy!! He absolutely loved checking out my novelty stash of fabrics and had very definite ideas on what was NOT to go into his quilt.

Joey: "GRANDMA!!! I can't have this pig in my quilt!! It's pink and pink is for girls!"

Grandma: "But, Joey...pigs are pink!"

Joey: "No, pink is for girls!!" And, he proceeded to pull the pigs off the board and discard them. Here he is checking out all the squares and pulling off the ones that were too girly.

He got to enjoy rearranging so much that soon there was not a square left on the board. He was fascinated by the way they stuck to the flannel design wall and did a total dramatic demonstration for his parents when he got home LOL!

Of course, Miss Kara had to help too, but got in her brother's way. So, the discarded 'girl' squares went onto the other side of the design wall and this was Kara's domain:

She's not even two and had it figured out quite quickly!!


The backing for the quilt:


The finished quilt. The inside border has the cutest kid's sayings on it and the outside border is a chalk board with letters and stick men.

The label on the back:

I meandered the center of the quilt and quilted straight lines in the border.


A few more of the squares:

4 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

Oh it looks wonderful.....I love the way you personalized the back and that border fabric is just too, too perfect!

cozy quilter said...

You sure have cute grandchildren! He will certainly know that he is well loved when he is at school!

Callie said...

How great that he got to pick the squares for his quilt. A quilt to treasure.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

What a delightful I spy quilt for a boy! It is very masculine. Isn't it funny how boys learn so early that pink is for girls and wouldn't be caught dead with anything pink? I have 3 grown sons, so I know how that goes.