Introducing Oakley’s Lonestar Quilt!
|Love My Oakley|
|It really is a Navy Blue, not as bright as this pic depicts|
I saw this quilt here on Karamat Sews and followed her link to an additional inspiration on flickr. Utilizing Better Off Thread's Scrappy Lone Star Quilt Tutorial: Part 1 it all came together. When I sent the inspiration photos to Oakley he thought it would look cool with an additional star in the upper right corner, so voila- 2 lonestars!!!
Then to get even cooler than collaborating with my son on a quilt design, I utilized fabrics from the original quilt I made him for his first birthday!
As you can see it has been well loved. There is barely any batting left in this quilt and he has outgrown blankie size. I used the same navy-blue planet fabric and green fabric that I'd kept all these years, which is a miracle that it made it through the Great Purge of 2012. I stuck with the same inspiration- boy & outer space though updated to man and a more subtle planetary theme.
|Upper right star as requested by Oakley|
Now, it is getting it's final wash & dry before sending it off to him. He was in Colorado just a few days ago and he said it was "Perfect", as I was stating its imperfections. I'm going with perfection then- from a mother, and received by a grateful son.
|My heart melts with the addition of fabrics used on his very 1st quilt|