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lizzie3 06-03-2021 04:19 PM

What do kids like in quilts?
 
I told a friend she was next in line for a quilt and when I called her to chat about her taste she asked that I quilt her sons a quilt each. They are 2 and 4 and the 4yo favourite colour is red and the 2yo doesn't have a favourite colour. She said they both love dinosaurs a lot so we'd like a dino theme for each.

I don't have kids nor do I have friends with kids. Are kids happy with a quilt block if it's in favourite colours? Bright colours? Or do they want lots of novelty fabric with dinosaurs? Applique a must?

I don't have dinosaur fabric and was hoping to use stash but totally willing to buy novelty fabric if it makes the quilt that much more appealing to a kid. She asked for one for their bed so I assume she would like them to use it.

I'm learning applique so willing to try some dinos but I really don't want to overwhelm myself and then it end up a ufo. I saw a quilt that had a basic block and then a row of fabric near the bottom with applique dragons. I was thinking something like that but dinos? Would that be appealing enough? Could I add dino borders? Let me know/see what you made you kids/grandkids if they loved the quilt!

Quiltwoman44 06-03-2021 04:20 PM

this might be more work than you wanted to do but it's so cute. https://elizabethhartman.com/dinosaurs

P-BurgKay 06-03-2021 04:27 PM

If it were me, I would look for a couple of dinosaur panels and add some 4 patch blocks around the panels and some borders to make it the size you want. Make them easy. Panels will give you big dinos

Tartan 06-03-2021 04:32 PM

If you can buy some dinosaur fabric, I would do a Warm Wishes pattern with the dinosaur fabric as the big square. You could use your stash fabrics for the strip blocks.

lizzie3 06-03-2021 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by Quiltwoman44 (Post 8488637)
this might be more work than you wanted to do but it's so cute. https://elizabethhartman.com/dinosaurs

I saw that one in my original search and I thought nooooo way. But it IS really cute!

QuiltE 06-03-2021 05:06 PM

Here's two dino patterns from an Ontario designer.
This way, you could have two different ones for the kids.
Her blog is here .......
Sew Fresh Quilts
Links to the patterns are here ......
Stegosaurus Dinosaur PDF Quilt Pattern Instant Download - Sew Fresh Quilts
Triceratops Dinosaur PDF Quilt Pattern Instant Download - Sew Fresh Quilts

Quiltwoman44 06-03-2021 06:25 PM

since they are 2 and 4 years old they will not be picky in what they get. anything cute will work well I'm sure. Good luck.

judy363905 06-03-2021 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by lizzie3 (Post 8488647)
I saw that one in my original search and I thought nooooo way. But it IS really cute!

I am with you girl friend — Simpler is best every time 😊

ctrysass2012 06-03-2021 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by P-BurgKay (Post 8488642)
If it were me, I would look for a couple of dinosaur panels and add some 4 patch blocks around the panels and some borders to make it the size you want. Make them easy. Panels will give you big dinos

Check the Quilted Twins site. They have a lot of panels. I have a panel for my 4 yr old great nephew that he will love. I think I also saw a panel that would work for the 2 yr old. For kids I think panels with borders are best for drag around.

osewme 06-03-2021 08:27 PM

I like the idea of using a panel.


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