I got my grandson Gannon’s quilt done. He needed something for preschool for a napping mat and Kalissa asked if I would make a quilt for him. You might remember that I made one for Carver. You can read about Carver’s HERE.
Kalissa and I had talked and decided something tractor-related might work best for Gannon. I was going to make one like Carver’s but then saw this panel at Walmart.
At the time, Gannon was into Case brand tractors so I showed it to Kalissa and she thought Gannon would like it. So I bought the panel.
I wanted to add Gannon’s name to it so I pulled out Lori Holt’s Spelling Bee book and made the letters. You can find the book for the letters HERE. I didn’t realize how many n’s were in his name until I had to make the letters.
I bought a piece of flannel from the thrift store for the backing. I think I only paid $1 for it.
As I was taking pictures I realized… that I forgot to take a pin out of it. Good thing I caught it.
I did a simple loopy design for the machine quilting. It will get washed a lot and the loop is dense and can handle that.
I used blue thread on the front and red on the back.
I didn’t have a treat in my hand so Rosie didn’t do the best with taking pictures…she wouldn’t look at me.
I made a matching pillow from a men’s thrifted shirt. I used my tutorial which you can find HERE.
I just love how the letters turned out.
I used some Grunge Polka Dot fabric for them.
It was all ready for me to gift him.
He came to my house and I gave it to him.
He was pretty classic Gannon.
He liked it and then immediately after we took a picture he dropped the quilt and wanted a drink box.
I expected this. He’s three and all of three.
I’m going to miss him like crazy when he goes to school. He’s been my little buddy since the day he was born. I didn’t really shed a tear when my own kids went to school…but for Gannon, I already have. He’s such a calm soul.
He’ll be in preschool for two years and at our school kids in preschool have Wednesdays off. You can bet lots of those Wednesdays I’m going to make a special effort to see him. He grew up way too soon.
In his quiet little way, he won this grandma’s heart.