My grandaughter, Breagha, has a little friend named Fraser. Fraser inherited Breagha's old picnic quilt.....a quilt that is about 20 years old and has been very well used. I was mortified, yes, mortified that my daughter, Michelle, did not dispose of that old relic and actually found a home for it at Fraser's house!
Upon hearing of the above transaction, I immediately started on a brand new quilt for Fraser. Today, I finished my quest.
Used a free pattern by Karen that owns a quilt shop called Red Rooster Quilts in Dublin, OH. She simply calls it a Charm Quilt Pattern and it was easy peasy to make. Thanks Karen!
Started out with 3 of my favorite charm packs:
I treasure these charm packs so I don't use them lightly. Of course 3 charm packs weren't quite enough so I added in various other "kid friendly" scraps I had and made the quilt 50 inches square, the right size for little people.
It definitely has a scrappy look and feel to it but a child can spend a great deal of time playing I SPY and finding all sorts of interesting things. Bordered it in a mint green and used a dark green for the binding.
Backed the quilt in white, perhaps not the best color for a little boy but it just seemed to work best.
Now to fold it up, package it and ship it off to Scotland.