Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Robots Run Amok!

I have this philosophy that you should never make a promise to a child. Children don't understand or care about extenuating circumstances. So making a promise to a child is like telling them that it will never rain and things will never go wrong in life. This philosophy serves me well when, on occaision, fun plans must be changed.

But sometimes I forget! And I did promise my son his own quilt when he got his big-boy bed. I made this promise a very long time ago, and he never forgot!

The hunt for the perfect Robot quilt has emerged successful! I found this fabulous fabric called Nuts and Robolts that has a lovely panel that can be cut down into 8" squares as well as some fabulous supporting fabrics.

I found the perfect and simple pattern in Fons & Porter and Voila. My easy framed blocks will be placed with easy Nine Patch blocks!

On a final note, I was really excited to see my 'HOWL' in Tonya's quilt top 'Slither-Eek-Boo' ~ Pieced letters are so difficult for me and I loved how my HOWL came out. And it looks fabulous along side all the other Halloween noises!

There are some wonderfully talented ladies that contributed to this quilt top and I am so happy to be included among them! Not only that ~ I have learned so much from Tonya as well!




YankeeQuilter said...

He will love this quilt! Once you get started on it you will love it too!

True Blue Nana said...

I agree with you about promises but we all get caught in the web. Kids believe what you tell them. Great quilt.

Anonymous said...

I've seen that fabric at the fabric store, really cute. I'm looking forward to my first swap.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh boy is that super cute!! he will love it! Oh nuts, I would loive it!!

Libby said...

Looks like that big boy bed won't be bare for long! Of course I was much older, but I didn't get my high school graduation quilt from my mom until two years later and I'm still waiting on the college graduation one. As long as the quilt materializes in the end all will be forgiven :D

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Dionne this is really a winner.

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Sharon said...

I think that the robot quilt will be so fabulous, your son will surely forgive you! It looks so cute!

I agree - I feel very honored to be included in Tonya's "Eek Slither Boo" quilt, too. I've learned such a lot from Tonya too - she's opened up a whole new area of quilting for me, and I love it!