The little boy is 3 years old so a baby sized quilt was not going to work. I decided that I would make a twin size quilt for his new bed. I only had 2 weeks between the time my co-worker picked the little boy up and our shower for her so at work I needed a quick and fast quilt!
After looking at my growing stack of charm packs, I decided to make a twin size version of Looking Glass. I had already made a baby size version and a lap size version of the pattern so I knew that it would come together quickly and easily. There are no half square triangles or flying geese so trimming is kept to a minimum and there are few seams to match (and the seams that do match up all nest).
I have had some Birch Farm charm packs (by Joel Dewberry) in my stash which seemed perfect for a little boy. I only had 3 packs so I pulled some coordinating fat quarters to extend the charm packs to get enough fabrics to make the quilt. I went with Kona ash as the background (I figured white would not be a good choice for a little boy). Ash worked well as I was able to use both white prints and very dark prints in the charm packs because they both contrasted well with the ash.
In the second week, I quilted the quilt with a very simple and larger scale stipple design for its speed and to keep the quilt nice and soft. After binding with a medium solid gray fabric, the quilt had a little photoshoot (I forgot how hard it is to take good pictures of a big quilt), went for a wash, and got all wrapped up to celebrate the little boy's new home.
My co-worker is such a wonderful person with so much love to give, I am so glad that she has the opportunity to share that love and give a child the best possible start to life. I hope he loves the quilt!
Looking Glass is available in my Craftsy (digital) and Etsy (digital and print) shops. This makes my third version of Looking Glass. Here are the baby, lap, and twin versions together...
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