Monday, August 29, 2011

X is for Xavier

Thanks so much to all of you that suggested a name for my quilt.  I hope you find time to use your free patterns.  Please let me know if you have a suggestion to make a pattern better or if you find an error.  There are still a couple of people that I don't have email addresses for so if you haven't received your free pattern yet please send your email address to me at

The name I have chosen for the quilt is Xavier's Quilt.  Xavier, X for short, is my oldest grandson and he just turned 7 last week.  I mentioned to him in passing that I had made a quilt with a big X in the middle.  His eyes got really big and he said, "Can I have it?"  What's a grandma to do?  I had his mom show him the quilt on the blog to see if he would really like it.  I thought he might not like the fabric or something.  However, he called me on the phone to tell me he liked it and once again said "Can I have it?"  So, this is how the quilt became Xavier's Quilt!  An added bonus is that the green paisley fabric in the center of the backing was from the first quilt I made for his daddy when he turned 21.  X thinks that is pretty awesome!


  1. He *does* look like he loves it! Time well spent then!!! That's really cool there's such a connection to his daddy!!


  2. Beautiful quilt! I think it would be perfect for him!

  3. That's perfect! When you asked about names, it was really tough, because when I name my quilts it is some connection, or pun, or story or something that ties it to that particular quilt. Not knowing the "back story" for you - I could not do that - but YOU did! Wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great story. He'll treasure that quilt for years to come.