Proud Mom moment

I have to share our son Andrew’s super-cool accomplishment. Andrew is a senior at Liberty University working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media. But this past summer while he was sheltering at home with us during the early stages of the pandemic, he decided (all on his own, I might add) he wanted to make a quilt large enough to fit his bed. Andrew is a tech nerd and loves Star Wars. So, I purchased a fat quarter bundle of Star Wars print fabrics online and told him I was here to help but he should just dive in and “make something.” 

Andrew got plenty of moral support and top-notch supervision from Quality Control Manager, Cheeto.

Andrew drafted the pattern, cut the fabrics, arranged them, and sewed the blocks on my Janome 9450. He loved how easy the machine is to use, the super bright light, and the automatic needle threader. The best comment he made though was when he said the machine didn’t feel “girly” at all; it felt sturdy and perfectly normal for a guy to be using a sewing machine! That was unsolicited music to this Mom’s ears!

Andrew made the entire top and it measures approximately 90″ square — large enough to cover his queen size bed. He even measured, cut and sewed the borders! When he left to return to college in August, we sent the top off to my dear friend, Carolyn Archer, of Ohio Star Quilting, who added the coolest quilting motifs featuring a Star Wars death star and TIE fighters. Andrew beamed with pride when his quilt came back right before Christmas. 

This Mom’s heart is proud. So, so proud. Great job, Andrew!

 

25 Comments
  1. WOW! That is awesome! Great Job Andrew!!!

  2. Beautiful Andrew.

  3. What a great story and wonderful end result! The quilt looks fabulous (Star Wars fabric) and Andrew will enjoy it even MORE that he created it!!

  4. Such a beautiful quilt! Excellent!!!
    You should be very proud!

  5. I’m impressed!

  6. Awe that’s amazing your a proud momma for sure…congratulations Andrew

  7. That is so cool. Honna show my grandson this!

  8. Great job Andrew!

  9. Wow!
    Great job Andrew! Congratulations on a job well done!

  10. That is awesome. Great job Andrew I love your quilt and the fabrics are the dreariest. I am a huge Star Wars fan.

  11. Absolutely stunning!! Awesome job Andrew!

  12. Great Job.

  13. What a proud Mom moment. Because of your example of what can be done and how rewarding the project can be, you have inspired the next generation and shown that it is not just for girls. And, good job Andrew! You have created a masterpiece.

  14. Very cool! Love the design and colors!

  15. Great job, I love the colors.

  16. Terrific quilt Andrew!! So happy you loved stitching it!! Live to you and your family!!

  17. Nice work, Andrew! It’s beautiful!

  18. Wow, That is so wonderful congrats mom and Andrew!!!!

  19. What a great minute for your family. I am sure you are a proud momma!

  20. Terrific job, Andrew! And I love the comment about the sewing machine! Sewing is fun and useful and I’m so glad you enjoyed the experience!!

  21. Super cool! Love the quilt and story.

  22. Quilting is for everyone regardless of gender. Well done Andrew. Way to go!!! In fact Paducah KY shows some pretty awesome quilt designed & made by men.

  23. Fantastic Andrew! I am so impressed.

  24. Congratulations Andrew! What a great quilt! My husband does my long arm work for me and my son has grown up watching us both do things that are outside of traditional gender norms. I’m going to show this quilt to him – I’m sure he’ll want one out of Star Wars fabric now.

  25. Great job Andrew, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree😊.

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