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.
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.
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!
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 :-)
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!
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.
Quilt Name: Sherbert Strip and Flip
Quilt Size: 41" x 41"
Fabrics Used: Assorted prints from my stash
Binding Fabric: Zoofari by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake
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