Since it came with a number of panels, I decided not to use a pattern and instead designed the quilt around those panels and the quantities of each fabric I had on hand. I used the stripes together with the panels to create a bit of a filmstrip effect across the quilt, and filled in between with the prints.
The back was pieced with the remaining fabric and a solid blue I had purchased along with the original fabric. I made sure to save enough of that red binding for a stripe-y binding. I love a good striped binding.
I chose a large meander for the quilting. It actually gives the feeling of large puzzle pieces, which I thought fit perfectly with the juvenile theme of this quilt.
I am glad my son cares for it, and has something more special to snuggle up with at night. He seems to appreciate that it was "Made by Mommy", despite his young age. There is not much that could melt a mommy's heart more than that.
PS. I am linking this up to Blogger's Quilt Festival at AmysCreativeSide.com. It is a bi-annual festival with hundreds of quilts entered each time. If you have never been, be sure to make a visit over and enjoy!
Linking up to Show and Tell Tuesday