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Tools, Baby! It turned out a little bigger than I thought it would b/c I made the borders 6" instead of 4". It's about 60x60". Large crib/toddler size. But I like how it turned out. I suppose if you're not into brights or dots, you probably hate it. ha! I could see it made in darker more "manly man" fabrics though, as a lap quilt for the crafty man in someone's life. All of the tools were fun to make, but I think the drill is my favorite, b/c of the ric-rac drill bit.
And.. Look what I found at my local craft store for the backing..
While this isn't necessarily tool themed fabric, the colors seemed to be perfect. And I like fun printed backings, esp. on kids' quilts. I want to write this one into a pattern, too, so I think I will have Pat quilt it so it will hang flat in a photo, as nothing I quilt myself ever hangs flat. I need so much more practice!
I've been thinking about breaking this out and dusting it off, and finally quilting it.. that would give me some practice.
If I can get it quilted, and then get my nephew's quilt finished and quilted, that would be two Christmas gifts down! I'd better get to work on that. It's already October!
Thanks for dropping in, hope you have a great week!
Kelli.......this is seriously too cool! I can so see loved ones of handymen and construction workers making this for their special someone! You are just flirting with your full potential of pattern making! I am so happy to count you as a quilting bud!