When we moved Ian to the toddler bed, I wanted to get him a whole new bed set, something a little more big boyish. After seeing what was available, I wasn’t too impressed. I really didn’t want to spend money on pieces that Ian wouldn’t use – i.e. bed skirts, pillow shams, etc – since all he really needed was the sheets and the quilt. So, I decided to try my hand at making a quilt. It took me longer than I originally intended, but I finally finished it over the weekend.
Since I was going to design it for him, I saw no reason why I couldn’t incorporate all of his favorites at the moment. The quilted part is a little busy, but all of his faves are there:
- Thomas the Train
- Disney Cars
- Sesame Street
- Curious George
- Mickey Mouse
- Zoo Animals – namely a tiger, giraffe, and a leopard
- Pirates – he loves filling his treasure chest bank with coinage
- Winnie the Pooh
- Dragons & Fantasy
- Tie-dyed Colors
It’s very simple as far as the construction goes, but I think it came out fairly well. There’s a few flaws, but since it’s my first, that should be expected. Overall, I think it came out fairly well.