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?