As you know I'm in the process of making each of our 14 grandchildren a quilt. When James said he wanted a dinosaur quilt I hardly knew where to begin. It wasn't long before I found a bed sheet at the thrift store covered with dinos.
That was my jumping off point. I pieced the names of different dinos around the border using scraps the color of that particular dino on the bed sheet. Then when it came to quilting it I double stuffed the dinos and machine quilted fairly close to puff up the dinos.
The backing was a blast to make. James favorite is a styracosaurus so I pieced a really big one on the back.
I told James his quilt was stitched full of love. It melted my heart when I overheard him telling someone that "Grandma stitched it full of love".
So today I decided I had better add a visual of that love.
I machine quilted some hearts in the body of one. I even let James sit on my lap and make three of the hearts. We decided to outline the ones he did so they wouldn't get mixed up.
Looking closer I realized he put little smiley faces in his three hearts.