Sunday, December 5, 2010

Entry 6: TMNT for Ian

By special request, my 6th quilt was a nap/lap quilt for my youngest son, Ian.  I took his request as a compliment.  (Super nice when an 18 year old shows interest in "mom's" stuff.  But then it's not unusual for my boys....because they are extra-ordinary!!) Anyway, I started asking about colors and showed him some block patterns.  Of course, he wanted BLACK and other dark colors.  Finally, I came up with this:
The block is called a "wandering star" but that little star reminded me of a Ninja Star...the martial arts kind that the boys would see in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons and movies. And the colors went so well with the theme that I named this one TMNT.  Those "turtles" were pretty popular with most boys way back when.  Anyway, put it all together and here's the finish.



And below, a TMNT halloween blast from the past (Ian on the left).

Turtle + Ninja = Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Many happy memories to you with this one, Ian.

Now for the grown up TMNTs:
Ian, Alex and Erik
(extraordinary!)

4 comments:

  1. STOP MAKING ME CRY!! Waaahh, I can't take it! Are those boys of yours lurking here reading this blog? Stop getting older you three! I can't take it. Every time I see those pictures of you I start to cry...because I remember when you fit in those little turtle outfits!

    -Char

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations on a wonderful quilt!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the colors that you chose and the story behind it. One simple block made a wonderful design. Really nice finish! Such cute pictures of your boys. I can remember my girls watching that show too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for your lovely comment..I don't know whether you've popped in before..but welcome! I think your quilt is amazing...a great guy quilt. I think you need another follower so I'm joining up, then I can get to know you a little.

    ReplyDelete

Would love to hear what you think...so feel free to share!