The back to school supply list says beach towel and you think quilt. The Wee Monsieur was supposed to bring a beach towel to use as a rest mat, so I made him a quilt. Earlier in the summer I had picked up a panel at Joann's that had a word map on it. It was sort of an awkward long rectangular shape, but I knew I had to get it. The kids like maps and I like to use every opportunity for them to learn something. When I started thinking about the rest mat, the world map panel seemed a perfect fit.
I took the panel and put a border on it to bring it up to size and give myself a place to embroider his name.
I went back to find something dark for the backing and found a great indigo blue map print. I sold it to the boy by pointing out the pirate ships in the corners.
I quilted this following the printed latitude and longitude lines on the map panel and then did a few echo lines in the border.
Here is the boy with his quilt/rest mat.