So they moved to the new house! Hooray! And then 2 year old got his new bed. Mom and Dad used the quilt I had made for Dad's high school graduation. It is nice to see it being used. So I let this quilt go for a while. And, I did had leftover fabric and made a coordinated pillowcase for him.
And now he turns 3 this month. And I still have the fabric. And of course, many pinned ideas for it on Pinterest.
A) He likes vehicles. (Definitely my grandson, as Dad did too.) So I thought I would definitely applique different ones to different squares or rectangles. Here are some of the ideas for blocks, I even think that a stop sign, stop light and cones would be great as small blocks.
B) I have been collecting bright colors for patchwork to go in between the blocks. My creative thoughts are to frame the appliqued blocks with a solid like color and then add squares of all the colors in between. I am picturing it kind of like either of these 2 quilts. And then border it in the print.
Sunday afternoon I had time to myself. So I opened pinterest and google images and started drawing patterns for blocks: a car, a bicycle, a fire truck, an ambulance, a train with cars behind it, an airplane, a helicopter, a front end loader, a back hoe, etc. And I then used a straight edge and protractor to make the shapes neater.
Now I just need to trace them with a marker. And start cutting the colors to applique.
I have all the materials assembled and ready to take for retreat in less than 2 weeks.