I just finished this throw quilt for the cottage. Do you recognize the fabrics?
When I did the towels (see The Great Towel Mix-Up) I got extra for a quilt. I cut out big pieces of fabric with templates and a rotary cutter last summer.
My youngest and I collaborated in arranging them the way we wanted.
Then we sewed them. Boys can enjoy machine sewing, too, of course. I know my son thinks of it as "operating the machinery."
This summer I bought a quilting hoop. I used to think that people who did hand quilting were awfully patient, much more patient than I could ever be. The quilting hoop made the sewing so enjoyable that I quilted the whole thing, and loved it. It was a very busy summer, sometimes too busy, sometimes kind of exhausting, and the hand sewing made me slow down and calm down. I was grateful to have handwork to do. I handquilted whatever I felt like at the moment....swirls, loops, circles, zigzags, and lines. In the picture above I am finishing the border.
When it was finished I put it on my young son and tucked it around him. He looked comfortable. He even yawned!