Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Son's First Quilt

My oldest son Rowan came home from school earlier in the week with an ear to ear grin on his face. I could hear the clomp clomp of his shoes all the way up the stairs as he was hurriedly running up to the room where I was sitting. He ran around the corner with his hand behind his back clutching a piece of paper and promptly began to jump up and down to get my attention.

I turned to see what he was so excited to tell me about and as I did, he proudly proclaimed, "Look Daddy! I made a quilt!"

Rowan's First Quilt

I am such a proud pappa! Rowan made his first quilt. He explained that his art teacher had them make quilts out of paper. He even managed to create "stitches" around the paper pieces using crayon.

We shared a really big hug!

38 comments:

  1. That's cute! Especially that he was so proud and excited. Fun stuff!

    I saw some paper art on the wall from the kindergarten class at my son's school yesterday and told my two year old, "look, they made little modern quilts." That's what it looked like, and I wondered if that's what the teacher had meant to do.

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  2. Super cute! And what a great teacher he has!

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  3. Ryan, the two of you should translate the paper quilt into a fabric one!
    Jaclyn

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  4. Awwww...that is just the sweetest thing!! :D

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  5. Love it! I'm an elementary school art teacher, and I'm always on the look out for child art to inspire my own work- composition, color, etc. Thanks for sharing his wonderful work!
    PS. Here is a piece I did inspired by a first grader's drawing: http://makeitawonderfullife.blogspot.com/2010/09/she-put-her-foot-down.html

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  6. Oh my goodness, I'm tearing up. No, really! That is the most adorable post. I just love that your son wants to be like his Daddy and that you are so proud of his art. ♥

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  7. Been following your blog for a bit...this is very sweet! Love moments like that!

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  8. I can't wait to see his quilt translated to fabric! Come on. You know you want to ;)

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  9. I love it! That needs to go up on the wall in a frame!

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  10. That is the cutest thing ever!!! Love it.

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  11. oh, that is fantastic! You should make a fabric one using that pattern and colours now... so he'll be a quilt designer as well!

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  12. Cutest.thing.ever.! Go Rowan!

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  13. So precious! I know what a proud daddy you are!

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  14. That is wonderful. Clearly he thinks quilting is a manly art. I agree with him!

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  15. my daughter did the same thing for me in January, I have it proudly framed in my craft room...then I made her a mini quilt (and myself) out of fabric

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  16. OMG!!! That must have made you so proud!!! That is definitely one quilt to keep for always!! Good job Rowan! Jenn

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  17. How cute is that! A quilter in the making :-)

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  18. And not just any quilt but a Modern Quilt!

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  19. Oh how sweet! That needs to be preserved. :-)

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  20. that is so adorable! What a proud moment! :)

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  21. omgosh that is so sweet. Maybe you've created a future quilter :)

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  22. Now that's adorable!! You have got to frame it!

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  23. how freaking adorable! startin' them young

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  24. oh so cute! how great that he is starting so young--and with such flair!

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  25. Oh, my gosh!!! That makes me want to have kids. That was sooooo adorable... You SHOULD be proud!!

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  26. Oh you must feel so proud!! You need to make this into a quilt for him now!

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  27. How adorable....something for you to treasure....and show off at his 18th or 21st birthday! Hugs Naomi

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  28. WOW! GREAT WORK ROWAN!! I think you've learned color from your Dad - your project is really, really good =D

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  29. That is one of the most adorable blogs I've ever read.

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  30. Ryan, I bet you are so proud. That's just precious. It won't be long and your son will be quilting too.

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  31. How adorable!! and what a special moment for you both.

    Thanks for sharing his quilt with us.

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  32. Oh Ryan how beautiful!! You've made me well up and it's not even my child's artwork! Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh

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