Monday, March 12, 2012

Completed Quilt: Baby Blocks

baby blocks quilt

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.

baby blocks quilt

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.

baby blocks quilt

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.  

baby blocks quilt    

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.  

baby blocks 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.

baby blocks quilt

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 Stats
Quilt Name:  Baby Blocks baby quilt
Pattern:  Based on this Moda Bake Shop tutorial by Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs
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?)
Quilting:  All over meandering stipple done by me

I will be linking up to Sew Modern Monday today, head over to Canoe Ridge Creations and check it out!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've been crushing on gray for some time now, and just can't get enough of it! :)

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  2. Very very nice. Your stippling is beautiful. I love a finished quilt, especially seeing the progress along the way. :)

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  3. Such a great little boy quilt! I think you need to come to Indiana and show me how to stipple like that. Yours always looks so perfect!

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  4. What a great little quilt. I love the blocks! I have some moda squares that I am wondering what to do with, this gives me some ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. The quilt is so lovely! :)
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  6. Lovely wee quilt there. Btw, you've got a smudge on your camera lens; if I didn't know better I'd think my youngest had been there putting his mucky paws on your lens!

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  7. Really beautiful! I love those fabrics and the pattern is great!

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  8. What a lucky little baby! It turned out really lovely!

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  9. Yay for getting it all done, it looks fab :o)

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  10. Sweet! Love that green binding.

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  11. Beautiful Jess....it says 'boy' perfectly!!!! I'm soooo on the same page when it comes to having multiple projects and not feeling like you're getting anywhere.....seems some of mine are coming to fruition real soon! (yay).....can't wait to see the reno photos!
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O) xo

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  12. Darling. I love the colors. So bright and cheery!

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  13. Your quilt is so cute! I love your fabric choices too. I've just been asked to make a baby boy quilt and this would be great, thanks for the link to the 'recipe'. :o)

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  14. It has almost become my signature to put left over blocks on the back of my quilts! Love yours!

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