This was my first quilt. It was 2011 and my son had well and truly grown out of the beautiful appliqued alphabet quilt made for him by my mother. I explained to my son that I was making a ‘teenage boy’ quilt and the name stuck. “A Teenage Boy Quilt” is now it’s official name.
He had a very strong love for Star Wars at the time, so his room had lots of Star Wars merchandise around. It was painted red because he wanted it to look like the lava planet Mustafar. I wondered if the red walls would send him a bit crazy, but he’s been fine.
Anyway, the red, black and white was chosen because a) it would compliment the Star Wars decoration and b) I love working with vibrant colours. The quilt is finished with ‘in the ditch’ quilting and has a very soft and light batting. He loves it.