I had a little bit of free time this weekend to finish up this baby quilt, and it certainly feels nice to check something off my list. I get in these ruts where I feel like I'm working on the same projects for what feels like eons, and for some reason just can't focus enough to finish one thing. I certainly do love having multiple things on my sewing to do list to flit from project to project, but I find its also nice to start one thing, and see it through to the finish.
This quilt is based on the Building Blocks baby quilt which was featured on the Moda Bake Shop a while back, that I've had pinned for a while now. Of course, not being able to leave well enough alone, I altered the dimensions of the blocks slightly, so that each block finished at 8" square. That way with the sashing and borders, this quilt rounds out at a nice 41" square, and in my opinion, is the perfect baby quilt size.
This quilt top came together in a record one evening sewing session last weekend, however has been set aside for the past week to focus on our "kitchen facelift" project we have going on. We are in the process of getting new countertops and backsplash, and I just couldn't resist tackling the large project of painting our cabinets. Ourselves. Yikes! All is well, (pictures soon to come) I'm sort of glad that we kind of just jumped right into this without extensively plotting and planning, because we may have just nixed the whole idea! While it was one gazillion percent worth it, and I love the final outcome, I think I've had my painting fill for quite some time.
Anyways, back to the subject at hand. Baby quilts. The request was for this quilt to use some sort of animal fabric, and for it to say "boy". I played with the my last half yard cut of this Central Park animal fabric, and paired it with coordinating green, yellow, grey and blue prints, Kona White and Kona Royal for a fun baby boy quilt.
As for the back, I accidentally made one too many blocks for the quilt top, so I pieced the lone extra block into some Kona Royal, which shows off the quilting nicely.
This quilt will be off to baby Nolan in the next few days, hopefully baby and mom like it as much as I do!
Quilt Name: Baby Blocks baby quilt
Size: 41" square
Fabrics: Assorted blue, green, yellow and grey prints from my stash, Kate Spain for Moda Central park animal print, Assorted Timeless Treasures Crosshatch Sketch, Kona White and Kona Royal.
Binding: Timeless Treasures Crosshatch Sketch in (Lime?)