While I was browsing through my myriad of quilt books and patterns, I came across this one and immediately knew it was 'the one'. The pattern is from Nancy J. Smith's & Lynda S. Mulligan's book P.S. I Love You Two! The pattern title is "Tiddly-Winks".
|This image is from the book. I would have liked to have had some of that checkerboard print in my stash, but I didn't and I wasn't going out shopping, so chose what I did have, including the solid black and solid white.|
|Three quilt size options are given, I'm making the crib size, which will be a good size to snuggle up in on the sofa, or lay upon on the floor.|
|I scouted around and finally found the lid of a medicine bottle that was the right size of circle I needed and drew on the back of each square before trimming them.|
|All trimmed, not bad.|
|And on my design wall, the layout of the blocks. It does look a bit plain being black and white and as a flat 2-D photo.|
|But adding the tiddly winks livens it up quite a bit. The binding will be pulled from my scrap bins too, using a bunch of colors as with the Tiddly Winks in short uneven lengths so that will add a little more color too.|
In the ensuing years, he'd become a little boy with good manners, a vocabulary large enough to carry on real conversations, and just an absolutely delightful young lad. One night at my dad's, we looked in the closet where I knew my mom had kept some games and there was Tiddly Winks. So we played Tiddly Winks for quite awhile. He picked up on how to play it quite well, but as is the case with many youngsters, eventually grew bored and decided to make up his own game with the plastic chips, so we had little discs flying all over the place. It was a lot of fun, and a memory I will have forever...I hope he does too, and this quilt will encourage him to retain that memory.
Linking up at Patchwork Times where I'll check back later to see what y'all have going on as I need to take Nick to school this morning so I can have the car to meet a friend for coffee. It will be nice to get out and have some gal friend face time.