|Made with love for my youngest son|
This is the quilt I chose for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. It's the quilt that got my whole family tired of hearing me say "wonky log cabin." It's the third REAL quilt I made but the first one for one of my loved ones.
I made this quilt for my youngest son Carson to take to college with him. He could see I was having a hard time with him leaving, and he could also see that I was really getting enthused over quilting. One day when we were talking about college (I admit ... I may have been tearing up a little) he said that he thought an orange and purple quilt would be cool to have on his dorm room bed.
I'll never forget that he said that.
|I LOVED making these squares!|
Working on this quilt gave me real purpose and was a blessed diversion after he left. I was bound and determined to give him the coolest orange and purple quilt in the whole world. Carson is a fun person to design a quilt for because there are so many interesting facets to his personality. He's an awesome guitar player, a physics loving geek, a mystery science theater lover, an avid reader, a drum line member, a .... Well, I could go on and on here ....
For the very first time I went to internet fabric shops (who knew!) and poured over the fabrics to find the perfect ones. I even swapped for the first time when one of my new flickr friends offered to send me a fat quarter of Michael Miller guitar fabric. I found a funky orange martian print, some kooky birds, bright purple rings and yards and yards of kona eggplant and tangerine.
|My favorite square with the martian peeping out|
I loved making the free flowing wonky log cabin blocks. I was free to design each one individually and each one was my favorite. Oh the excitement when I'd get the final trimming done and could see the new creation! I felt like I had a good eye and could balance out the wonkiness perfectly. I was trusting myself and things were coming together perfectly. It may have been about this time I said "wonky log cabin" one too many times for a certain person. Ahem.
I gave this quilt to my boy during his Thanksgiving break from school. I'm not sure how much a quilt really means to a nineteen year old boy but I know he loves that I made it for him. When I look at it I just remember how kind it was of him to say that he wanted it.
|Ok Jada! You can be in the back shot.|
|Carson today with his adorable girlfriend Jessica. I was making them stare into the sun.|