Ah, Spring as come, so the calender says. So what better time to spend your afternoon but curled up in your favorite quilt, watching TV or reading a book. Well, I know a sweet little baby boy that is wrapped up in his quilt taking a nap.
I had designed a Mother Goose baby quilt a while back for a little girl.
Well, she had a brother, and I wanted to make something in the same line but yet different just for him. So I came up with a Thomas the Engine idea. I dug into my little boy prints and came up with these:
Then I got out my paper and drew Thomas the Engine to the size that I wanted.
I carefully traced it onto a larger white square of fabric. Next, I got out my crayola crayons and colored in just a few places to set it off. Note: When coloring in a design, remember not to color in too much, it takes away from the picture.
I made a modified chain block first. There is a total of 4 of these blocks.
Then I sewed a white strip to each of the printed strips. Pressed toward the printed fabric and then cut them all to a 2 1/2" X 4 1/2 in pieces.
Then sewed them all together. These will be my filler block.
Now that I had those blocks....I wanted to make a corner block with the boys name and birthday on. So I wrote it out and embroidered the blue letters. I came up with this:
Total size is 45" X 45"
Next was to make a label for the back. I found a real nice poem for a boy and came up with this:
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE,
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