I think this selection of fabrics looks wonderful. Don't over think it and have fun making this keepsake for your son.
Thank you for the kind words, Speattle. I appreciate your support. I took your advice to heart about not overthinking it after I cut all the pieces and laid them out on my design wall. There were only a few fabrics I swapped out for something a little different and then went with it. I really think if I hadn't kept your advice in mind, my pieces would still be all cut and sitting in a pile for fear of sewing together something I wasn't going to like in the end. Cheers to you for your words of encouragement.
What a great quilt!! I love all the prints and the colors. The sashing looks almost like denim or chambray...so boyish. The look is scrappy and yet seems well thought out. I am glad you have had fun...and it looks like your son thinks it is pretty cool too. :-)
Your fabrics are very cute...it sounds like whole quilt will be wondeful once life slows down enough to let you finish it!! Good luck with remodel and hang in there:-)
How did I miss this? I love your fabric selection and placement - the quilt is very balanced and perfect for a little boy!
Darling quilt for a little boy. And that little boy is pretty darling too! I think he's going to be dragging this off to college with him...
Thank you for your comments everyone! I really appreciate the support!
Janquilter , the sashing is Essex Yarn-dyed linen in Denim. This is the first I've used Essex linen in a quilt and I love it! I'm sure I will use it as my sashing for future quilts. The Essex linen is super soft and is sure to make the quilt quite comfy cozy.
Terryt1955 , you might be on to something about him dragging this to college. He's the youngest of my 3 kids and the only one to insist on taking a blanket with him wherever we go. I do insist his blanket stays in the car versus also going into the shops with us.
I also wanted to mention this is the first time I've pressed my seams open instead of pressing to one side. Pressing seams open is recommended in Elizabeth Hartman's pattern and I am surprised how much I like it. I didn't think I'd be convinced but my quilt seams have much less bulk.
Good to know, Terryt1955 . I will have to be sure I quilt the bejeezez out of this. Certainly don't want any seams coming undone with all the love and washing this quilt will be receiving.
This is turning out beautifully...love the fabric choices!