For Christmas, I made quilts to send to two of my sons that are serving missions for our Church, which I will blog sometime. Then I thought my youngest son, and the only kid still at home, also needed a quilt for Christmas. Of course, I didn't decide this until a few weeks before Christmas, but I remembered the idea of a Loose Change quilt and also that a few months ago, I purchased 2 Moda Grab Bags that had strips from Essence by Sandy Gervais and Shirtings 1875-1900 by Terry Clothier Thompson lines.
The back (notice Aaron's toes peeking out at the bottom)
I decided to go with a color scheme that would go along with his favorite color, which is burnt orange, and the darker tones from these two grab bags were perfect. I added a few other fabrics, including several from Buggy Barn Basics by The Buggy Barn for Henry Glass & Co, and others that I found at my favorite LQS. Since I started this quilt so close to Christmas, and when I had tons of other projects that I was madly trying to finish for Christmas, I gave my boy his quilt only half way quilted and with no binding.
Today, I finally finished Aaron's quilt and he will be able to sleep with it tonight. The binding is the Red Polka-Dot from Wiscasset by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson for Moda Fabrics.
I took the pictures outside while it was still light, if overcast and I hadn't washed it or sewed on the label yet. This was a little later, inside and using a flash. I really wish I had a better camera and more talent at taking pictures!