Monday, March 4, 2013

easy peasy baby quilt

Last weekend, while I was #notgoingtoquiltcon I pulled fabrics and started working on a baby quilt for a dear friend who's about to have a baby very very soon.  

Shopping my stash for a new baby quilt! #quiltnon

I shopped my stash and came up with this stack of fabrics to make a pretty baby boy quilt.  I was sharing these pics on instagram last weekend and someone pointed out that these are QuiltCon colors!  I guess even my subconscious was wishing we were in Austin at QuiltCon.

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The quilt top came together in just a few hours (cutting included!) using the Strip and Flip quilt tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I just love the soft sherbert-y colors, but that its not too pretty to be for a baby boy, hopefully mom likes it too!

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If feels so satisfying that this quilt came completely from my stash!  Granted it hardly made a dent in the mountains of fabric I have amassed, but still I'll take it :-)

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For the back, I used this super cute bike print by Jay Cyn for Birch Fabrics which I've been hanging onto for a while now and pieced it with a strip of Kona Bahama Blue.  Mom and Dad are quite active, so I think they'll appreciate the bikes!

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I quilted this using an allover sort of boxy stipple, the same that I quilted my Scrappy Rainbow quilt.  I love the sort of boxy robot feel this quilting gives, again just perfect for a boy.

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Quilt Stats:

Quilt Name:  Sherbert Strip and Flip
Quilt Size: 41" x 41"
Fabrics Used:  Assorted prints from my stash
Backing Fabric: Avalon His Cruiser by Jay Cyn for Birch Fabrics, Kona Bahama Blue 
Quilting:  Allover boxy stipple done by me on my home machine



22 comments:

  1. This turned out darling! Appreciate your thoughtfulness on every step!

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  2. Oh, it's gorgeous!! I think they'll love it! (And I don't even know them!!)
    But who wouldn't ??

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  3. what a sweet little quilt. Love all the pretty colors, you're so right about them being perfect for a baby boy.

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  4. What a fantastic baby quilt. I've had this tutorial bookmarked for quite some time. I love your version with all the colourful prints. I am sure your friend will love it.

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  5. Love this quilt! Allison's blog is one of my favorites (cluck cluck sew). Just found your blog and I'm loving it. You have great taste :)

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  6. Gorgeous! I love your color/fabric choices :)

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  7. Love it! Especially the row of hedgehogs, the bikes and the striped binding. OK, I love the whole thing.

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  8. Love the fabrics you pulled for this

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  9. Fabulous quilt - love the row of hedgehogs running through the middle!

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  10. It looks great. I've had this pattern on my list of 'want to make' for a while too!

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  11. That's lovely...especially the orange!

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  12. Really, really nice! Love the colors. In stats, I always watch for batting type, but no one ever mentions it. Do you have a favorite? The only one I don't like because it's dense/thick and keeps a crease where it's folded is Warm 'n Natural.

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  13. This is great! I love the colors. And this would be perfect for ejelly rolls.

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  14. It looks awesome! I love it!

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  16. May have to tackle this quilt. We'll see what happens

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  17. What a gorgeous spring quilt! I adore the quilting...very cool.

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