What do you see when you look at this picture?
Janet made this quilt as a Christmas gift for her grandson. Her grandson tinkers with machines and vehicles, so when I looked at this quilt, I thought of wheels and gears. So, I started with the borders and put gears in the corners and midway between the corners. Janet also wanted tools scattered randomly in the borders, so I added those as well and then scattered tools throughout the quilt.
As a filler, I added flames to resemble the “smoking hot & fast” work that her grandson does. 😉 Actually, I figured he might like fast cars, too, so the flames were to make it look like the wheels were moving fast.
Here are a few more pictures of the tools strewn about on this quilt. I must admit that when I first started working on this quilt, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off, that I wouldn’t do a good job of drawing (with thread) the tools on this quilt. But, once I got started, I had a ton of fun drawing on this quilt!
And, what a great way to finish off a quilt for a guy! Don’t you agree?
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what i see when i look at this quilt is more of the fabulous ida’s handiwork
Awwww! You are so sweet, Mary! Thank you!
The quilt looks wonderful. My mom, Janet, made this for my son. He is going to love finding all the tools hidden in the quilt.
Thank you! I’m so glad you like it, and I hope your son likes it just as much! Your mom did a great job on this!