Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Alex's Train Quilt

This quilt was made for Alex, who is 5 and loves Trains.
I made most of it using my standard method of creating "crazy blocks."
But as I was working on it, I found Tonya's tutorial about Wonky letters. I decided to put Alex's name in the quilt. Then I thought, I should make a train. Then I thought, I should put his name on the train.Because I never know how big my quilts are going to be when I start, and I hate measuring all the time, I tape an outline of the top of a bed in painter's tape on my dining room floor. The very bottom line is the measurement for an Extra Long Twin, and the line a few inches higher is the measurement for a regular Twin size mattress. This way I can lay the quilt down and know how big it's getting.
As in all my quilts, this one is tied and the backing folded over to a self binding, then machine stitched down. Naturally I miter the corners.
Alex loves his quilt.

Alex is Violette's older brother.

9 comments:

ROZ said...

What a wonderful quilt, and so much fun, too.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Love the train tracks!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

very fun and wonderful to see it on the bed with Alex himself!

andsewitis Holly said...

Fun, fun quilt. I love the train tracks bordering it. Clever idea. Lucky boy.

jovaliquilts said...

Fabulous quilt!! Just found your blog through the Quilting Gallery's link to your butterfly tutorial. Fun!

Diane said...

What a great quilt. He looks like he is enjoying it.

cher said...

and his quilt is equally wonderful-love the letters in both quilts

kimberlym said...

wow -what a great quilt-the letters are awesome on the train, but I love those tracks-so fun!!

Susan said...

Every post back presents another delightful quilt! I love the idea of taping out the bedtop on the floor. If we ever have a house again, I'm going to remember this.