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:

  1. Thomas the Train
  2. Disney Cars
  3. Sesame Street
  4. Curious George
  5. Mickey Mouse
  6. Zoo Animals – namely a tiger, giraffe, and a leopard
  7. Pirates – he loves filling his treasure chest bank with coinage
  8. Winnie the Pooh
  9. Dragons & Fantasy
  10. 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.

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