Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Quilt for a New Grandson

When I was in Tennessee recently for my nephew's wedding I found this quilt at Tennessee Quilts in Jonesboro, an amazing quilt shop. I had been looking for a quilt for my new grandson who will be arriving in July.
You can't see it in the above the quilt, but many of the colors in the border fabrics were very pinkish and coral which I didn't want in a boy's quilt. Here's my version below. Most of the border fabric I had on hand. I did buy the polka dots-who can resist polka dots!

My quilter as usual did a fun quilt design. So I have got to get going on binding on this soon.
I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day. We'll be at my son and daughter in law's house, painting the room that grandson #1 is moving into to free up the nursery for his baby brother who'll be here in July.


  1. What a great quilt! I really like your version better. It is not as busy as the shop sample. Hope the baby has many years of enjoyment.


  2. I love your version MUCH better than the inspirational version. Beautiful quilting, too. Whew, you just whipped that right out. Righ on!

  3. That is a really nice quilt for your grandson, and the fabric choices for your border a better than the original - loving the polka dots. Hugs Jx

  4. Love the quilt! Perfect for a little boy.

  5. Love it! I also like your version better.

  6. I so admire your talent and patience for this amazing art.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.