#MakersWednesday: Little Man’s Geek-Out Quilt

Posted By on Oct 1, 2014 in Handmade Love and Inspiration


Welcome to Maker’s Wednesday, my favorite day of the week! I’m excited to share my latest project with all of you, and I hope you’ll share with me, too! Read on to the bottom of the post to find out how.

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I decided I wanted to make my youngest son a quilt for his 5th birthday, because the only quilt I made him before this was a little bit juvenile (I made it when he was still an infant, after all). So I started planning and plotting, and I found this awesome quilt pattern on Craftsy! From there I decided to just expand out from the center panel, and surround Mario with all the things my son loves most.

So, that’s what I did! I pieced together the Ninja Turtle blocks at the bottom using strips of green and other colors, then embellished with felt eyes at the end. I pieced the Creeper block at the top using squares in various mottled shades of green, and again added a felt face (which I just sort of cut free-hand based on an Internet image of a Creeper). Then I added a few of his favorite old T-shirts, some superheroes, sharks, puppies, and more! And voila – a quilt that’s basically one giant geek-out, in fabric form.

And as you can see, he definitely loves it!

So, what have you been making this week? Share it on social media and tag it #MakersWednesday and I’ll come check it out!

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