Pixelated (super ugly) Quilt

So what do you do when you wake up SUPER EARLY on the only day you get to sleep in??

Well, my youngest son and I decided to make a quilt :)

A (long) while back, a quilting friend, Suzanne, gave me a pile of old forsaken bee blocks that she was tired of feeling guilty about ;)

130, alternating nine patches.  Tone on tone white and SUPER ugly 2" charms.  
1170 two inch squares of (icky) fabric goodness!

(Saturday Doughnut Sustenance.  Will always eats the BIG one!)

Will paired and pressed the blocks and rows for me.  He decided he liked the quilt so much,
 that he claimed it for himself :D

For quilting, I decided to do a simple crosshatch.

For binding, I used leftover bits of binding.  Hand stitching binding is my favorite part!

Will was so happy that the binding was finished in time for him to sleep with it.

Ta Da!

This is my favorite nine patch.

The fabrics vary wildly.

I actually made a dress for myself 20 years ago out of this purple calico ;)

Look at our cute little family forever ago.  
(These two girls of mine are now mama's of their own beautiful babies!)

I really liked this checkerboard tone on tone.

Will likes this jelly bean novelty print the best.

Dalmatians even made an appearance.

Here is the best shot of the quilting I could get ;)

I got a little verbose on the label, but I figured the story needed to be told for posterity.

Will's only request for the minky was that it was flat and had no bubbles
 (he didn't want the dimpled minky)

My proud son with his treasure.

I love the binding.

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