By special request, my 6th quilt was a nap/lap quilt for my youngest son, Ian.  I took his request as a compliment.  (Super nice when an 18 year old shows interest in "mom's" stuff.  But then it's not unusual for my boys....because they are extra-ordinary!!) Anyway, I started asking about colors and showed him some block patterns.  Of course, he wanted BLACK and other dark colors.  Finally, I came up with this:
The block is called a "wandering star" but that little star reminded me of a Ninja Star...the martial arts kind that the boys would see in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons and movies. And the colors went so well with the theme that I named this one TMNT.  Those "turtles" were pretty popular with most boys way back when.  Anyway, put it all together and here's the finish.

And below, a TMNT halloween blast from the past (Ian on the left).

Turtle + Ninja = Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Many happy memories to you with this one, Ian.

Now for the grown up TMNTs:
Ian, Alex and Erik

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