This is the second bed sized quilt that I made. The first one was made for my daughter when she went to university ( no pictures of it yet). Pretty much the minute after I finished making hers, my son started asking me when I was going to make him one. He's the second child. Can you tell?
Well here it is. The picture looks like a throw back, but it was just a very grey day.
I think I made it about 6 years ago. He had painted his room a bright apple green and I chose fabrics to go with that colour. Don't you just love those water like batiks. The fabric in the borders featured sea turtles, and I remember that I had to look everywhere to get enough fabric to finish the borders. I mostly quilted it by stitching in the ditch. I had these grandiose plans to sew free motion sea turtles throughout the border, but I gave up after three. Here's one of my wonky turtles below. I thought they were terrible at the time but it's actually not that bad. I was a complete fmq beginner after all.
I picked up the pattern at Greenwood Quiltery, my local Quilt Shop, and I believe the pattern was designed by my good friend Wendy. The quilt has held up pretty well. Using good quality fabrics does pay off.
I'm linking up to Throw Back Thursday with Jenn at A Quarter Inch From the Edge. I can't wait to see what everyone else has unearthed from their past.