Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fall Baby Boy Quilt

I made this for a baby boy to be born this fall.
The problem is that I totally love it.
I'm not sure I will be able to part with it.
I worry about doing boy projects because there are so many more cute pink/girly fabrics that it's hard to find boy stuff.
But, I had the fabric in the bottom right corner with the cars and I decided to use it even though I have been hoarding it for months.
I hope this works for the intended recipient. 
I am trying to get my house clean and organized before I start my next quilt like this.

And for I remember how to do this next time...
Each square is about 11 inches square.
So, with 4 of them, it ends up being 44x44.
I started with 16 different fabric choices.  (some were from the scrap bin!)
Cut them into 11+x13+ pieces.  
Then cut off 3 1/2, then 2 1/2, then 1 1/2 and you have the big piece left.
leave the big piece on one end and the 3 1/2 on the other.
Mix and match the 2 inner pieces until it looks good.
Sew them together.  
Trim to 11 inches square.
Mix and match the squares and the directions of the stripes.


Jess said...

ya did good. I really like it!

Amara said...

They're beautiful colors for fall --including that fall sky blue. I always think of those as your signature colors too:orange and blue (sorry if you weren't intending to have signature colors!).

Jacobson Five said...

It makes me kinda wish I was the one having the boy in the fall. I am just kidding...I'm so glad I'm not having a boy or girl in the fall, winter, spring or summer. But your quilt is super cute!