My little boy has been needing a larger blanket for his bed for a while now. One night in the fall, I realized that it really wouldn’t be hard to make him a quilt like the ones I made last spring (here and here). I went on a hunt to find fabrics he would love. Since (of course), I started the quilt two weeks before Christmas (remember, I mentioned that I was pretty busy, and I still had a princess dress to make, too!), I was limited to the local selection, and I was surprised how hard it was to find non-character vehicle prints that were not too babyish. But I did find one! It’s a navy cotton with white line drawings of different kinds of vehicles: airplanes, cars, trains, helicopters, busses. (No trucks! What?! But it’s okay, because thankfully my boy likes all kinds of vehicles.) I teamed it up with a multicolored, striped cotton and a solid red cotton to piece the top.
The back is one large piece of navy cotton printed with white stars.
Like the previous quilts I’ve made with this design, I used flannel as batting and machine quilted it along the piecing seams. And of course, I made a scrappy binding.
And a dedication tag.
The quilt is just the right size for his toddler bed (a converted crib). Later on when he has a larger bed, he could use it as a reading or TV-watching cuddle blanket.
These aren’t super-high-quality fabrics, but that is okay for now. They are good enough for some hard use (we’ve already washed this quilt several times!) I’ll make my son a better “big-boy-bed” quilt when he’s a bit older. This one is for him to enjoy right now 🙂 And he is! I loved his reaction on Christmas morning– he immediately wanted to lay down and snuggle on it. The perfect endorsement from my vehicle-loving little boy.