I have a 2.5-year-old boy named Lloyd and he is getting ready to move into his big boy bed! Bye bye, crib! Before we transition him, however, I want to make him his own quilt. I know that if we move him and then try and introduce a new blanket a couple weeks later, he won’t have it. Two-year-old’s can be stubborn, you know? : )
So he has these blue/navy/teal gear decals on his walls…
and then I saw this pattern…
so I started thinking about using this colorway on the blocks (played around on photoshop)…
Then I decided to use a different background color than solid white. That sounded like a silly idea for a non-potty-trained baby boy to have a pure white blanket. And really any solid would show stains a lot easier than a textured fabric, so I bought a slightly textured steel gray/blue.
and now I’m sewing and making decent progress! The pattern involved many templates and sewing lots of curves, but everything is coming together smoothly (so far!) Sewing the curves isn’t a problem – it’s just the intense amount of pinning that’s a pain! 5 minutes of pinning some of these pieces together followed by 20 seconds of sewing… geeze!
Anyway, I hope to finish this ASAP so we can get him used to a twin bed before our vacation at the beginning of July.
2 responses to “Cog + Wheel Quilt – Part One”
Such a great pattern – I can’t wait to see how your comes out!
So have you transitioned to the new bed yet? Great colors for the quilt, by the way!