Quilts for Boys

Maslow's Christmas Quilt

You can tell it’s December in our house because my sewing machine becomes a permanent fixture on our dining room table. I love the holidays, and I use this time of year as an excuse to do a lot of crafting. This is a project I actually started last year, but only just finished in time for the holidays this year. I wanted to make a quilt for my son Maslow to use during the Christmas season each year. The challenge, of course, was to create something that he could use for years to come and could become part of our holiday traditions.


I found this awesome pattern for a minimal tree quilt and used a mixture of solids and patterned fabrics in varying shades of green, blue, and burgundy. The background is a light gray-blue and I quilted wavy lines to give it a cold-blustery feel. The cotton batting made it bunch up just perfectly out of it’s first wash.

My sewing machine also does embroidery, so I added his name in a raw edge applique.

I love the way the quilt turned out and it has been a festive addition to Maslow’s room during the Christmas season!