This is a quilt I made last year in celebration of our little friend, Christopher, for his second birthday. I happened to be working on another quilt in these Wild Thyme fabrics, and I loved them so much I bought some more to make this quilt for Christopher. I thought the colors were perfect for a young boy.
I made the pattern up as I went along, but I was heavily influenced by a quilt I saw on Elizabeth Harman's blog, Oh Fransson! Elizabeth is a very modern quilt maker, and she helps lure me out of my very traditional box.
The simple patchwork construction was machine quilted in a stippling pattern.
I did a simple applique and hand embroidery design on the back for the label, incorporating the birthday boy's initials. I hand wrote the verse for this quilt, which was "Sing for joy and be glad all your days!" A good premise for being two, don't you think??