I'm so excited to share with you my finished "Robots All In A Row" quilt that I designed for my grandson for his birthday. It turned out even better than I imagined!
The idea for this quilt came from fabric that I found last summer when on our Row by Row girls road trip. My grandson is turning 2 this month and ready to leap out of his crib so his bedroom is getting a new robot themed décor along with a new 'big boy' bed.
I decided to design robot blocks modeled after the robots in this fabric by Makower UK called "Little Monsters Robots" by The Henley Studio. I'm a visual and tactile person, so I like hand drawing my designs out on grid paper even though I have the Electric Quilt (EQ) program. I matched up the colors in the robots with Kona Cotton solids. Although my original plan was to use the robot fabric in the front of the quilt, as the design evolved the robot fabric ended up being used as the backing.
After a sewing weekend with family at the end of January, I made a good start on my blocks, finishing all but one.
But after looking at that green robot for a week, I knew I needed to change the color of his eyes and mouth. His face just disappeared. So I ripped out the center of the face and replaced the eyes and mouth with a darker gray. Much better!
And then I finished the last robot the following weekend.
Since the one thing being carried over from the nursery décor in my grandson's bedroom is the chevron rug and curtains, I decided to set the row of robots in a field of chevrons. It didn't take long to get the quilt top done then and onto the quilting machine.
I decided to quilt a simple design of lines across the robots and echoed the chevrons with the same lines. I really like how the quilting emphasizes the chevrons and gives it a modern feel.
With my leftover scraps of fabric, I made a matching pillow (travel size).
And I managed to get it labeled! Something I'm not very good about.
Can't wait to see my grandson's reaction to his big robots! At two years old, he won't understand the work that went into this but hopefully he will understand the love. And at 60" x 70", he'll be able to enjoy it for many years to come.