Monday, March 5, 2012

Baby blocks quilt top

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I have had this exact stack of fabric sitting around my sewing room just waiting for a baby boy quilt to be made for some time, so when a friend of mine asked if I'd make a baby quilt for a friend of hers, and mentioned the baby was a boy, I told her I had the perfect idea already.

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I would just like to take a moment to send ginormously huge amounts of praise and thank yous to Jeni of In Color Order, who shared this tute for folding fabric of just about any size, to one uniform finished folded piece. Seriously.  She has youtube videos and everything.  I am forever grateful.  

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Not quite before and after, but the pic on the left is what I was dealing with before.  {Hangs head in shame} Yes I know, this is a disservice to all that beautiful fabric, BUT, the pic on the right is what I have now!  Eeek, I find myself just going downstairs just to look at it!  Seriously, go check out that tutorial.

Anyways, back to the post at hand.  About that baby quilt.  I had had this quilt pinned for sometime now, and thought these fabrics would lend themselves quite well to this sort of off-center square in square layout.

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I altered the dimensions, so that my top measures about 41" square.  This also came together so unbelievable fast.  Like one sewing session fast.  Fabric cut and quilt top pieced in one evening of sewing fast.  Whew!

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I cut into my last half yard of this adorable Central Park animal print as the centers for half the squares, and paired it with some Half Moon Modern, a few colors of Crosshatch Sketch and a few other coordinating prints with Kona White and Kona Royal, and what you have is instant boy.

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This little guy should be basted and quilted in the next few days, stay tuned.  What did you work on this weekend??

11 comments:

  1. This is really sweet! I love that Central Park print.

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  2. such a cute quilt top! and that fabric organisation, just fabulous!!! I need to go and do, like, right now! :D thanks for the heads up. I worked on granny sqaure blocks this weekend, and my first FWQ blocks!! :) Jessie, xo

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  3. The baby boy quilt is awesome. So bright and fun.

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  4. This is super cute! And yay for fabric organization. Jeni has so much helpful info.

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  5. Adorable and so perfect for a baby boy! great pattern!
    The fabric looks so much more tempting folded up all neatly :)

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  6. The perfect baby boy quilt, love that fabric line :o) I finished my FTLOS swap items and my modern mini challenge quilt

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  7. So cute, Jess, I love it!
    Just perfect for a baby boy!

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  8. Simple and sweet--someone is going to love this!

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  10. I LOVE this baby quilt you've started! My nephew and his wife had twins boys a few months ago and I've been meaning to make them quilts, but just haven't done it yet. This design would be perfect! (BTW, saying my nephew had twins makes me sound super old...and crazy since I had a baby just before his twins were born. I guess that's what you get when you're only five years older than your nephew.) =)

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