Thursday, February 9, 2017
Cheetah's Second Quilt
This is Cheetah's second quilt which he made with my mom and me. My mom has been teaching the granddaughters to quilt with the basic Turning Twenty pattern. It turned out that if the grandsons wanted to make a quilt that they just needed to ask. (Or have a mom willing to speak up.) We simplified the quilt a little so that there are only 10 different fabrics repeated more often. We also used the original pieced border from the pattern. It made the quilts a little smaller, but also made it easy to put minky on the back. (A must for my boys.)
Cheetah finished piecing the quilt top with my mom just after Christmas. He decided to wait until the new long arm was set up before deciding if he wanted to quilt it or have me do it for him.
I had him start by doodling on my white board.
Then I loaded a practice sandwich onto the frames for him to try out. He wanted to have the handles up higher.
It looked pretty good!
My husband came in and saw what Cheetah was doing. He asked, "Is that fun."
Cheetah's response. "Not really."
My hubby had to try it out because he thought it looked a little fun.
While he enjoyed trying it out, it will probably be the only time my husband actually uses the frames.
Cheetah ended up deciding to have me just do the quilting for him.
So this is the third quilt which I quilted on the Bernina Q24.
I finished it while he was at school and quickly put on the binding.
I took it outside for some pictures in the rare winter sunshine.
Then I made his bed with it. You can see his first quilt at the foot of the bed and a pillow he made.
He came home and was happy to see it finished and already on his bed. He loves his new quilt that he made, and I am such a proud mama.
His quilt ended up about 70 by 86 inches. One of my nephews has already started on his own quilt with grandma. His will also have minky on the back.