In July, Yonas turned five years old. Even though he is not my nephew but rather my first cousin once removed, I have always felt as if both he and his brother almost are my nephews. So I made him a Big Boy (Girl) quilt as I have done for my "real" nephews and nieces.
I had truck, tractor, airplane etc. fabrics left over from Henri's quilt, and being a boy, I figured Yonas would like them. I set the novelty prints with African fabrics in honor of Yonas' country of birth: Ethiopia. On the back I put a large piece of African fabric brought to me by my brother-in-law from Uganda years ago. Regina Carter did the machine quilting.