Saturday, March 19, 2011

This post is brought to you by the letter F.

One of my friends is having a baby boy soon, and I just finished up this quilt for them.

All Star

I was excited to find out that I had enough Riley Blake All Star fabric left over from this quilt to make another baby boy quilt. I used this tutorial on Sew Mama Sew for a Charm Squares baby quilt. Quick and easy. I added some Kona Orange and Grass Green. I debated with myself over the sashing. I thought about orange or green. I considered white too, but that seemed impractical. In the end, I settled on this dark brown. I was afraid it might be too drab for a baby quilt, but in the end I think it looks pretty cool.

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I went with the robotic/blocky quilting again. I think I'm getting a little better at it. The binding is Kona Grass too.

I had a tough time settling on a plan for the back. I really wanted this to be a 100% stash quilt, but I didn't have enough yardage of any one color of solid for the backing.

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So...after some advanced math...I came up with this!

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Luckily the boy's name starts with F and not, say, Q. This little boy is joining a family who has an appreciation for the orange and blue combination, and I had just enough of each to make this work. I need to get this in the mail! I hope it is well-loved.

9 comments:

Melanie said...

The quilt is adorable, but I LOVE the back! Very creative!

Elizabeth D. said...

That's fantastic!! I love the F, it looks just right for a little boy :)

Mary said...

Very nice! I envy your all-stash-ness. I think I need to buy more fabric to have it in my stash. Looks like the math paid off!

Lee said...

That F was such a cute idea. And the blocky quilting looks great!

Laurie in Maine said...

Had to click a sidebar link from another blogger after reading the title of this entry :) flashback to old entry on my blog - 3 years of kindergarten volunteer project.
yeah for letter F :)

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Sunshine said...

super cute, great idea for the backing! Thank goodness the family isn't all into red and pink, that would have been quite a back :)

Stephanie said...

Looks just like the S family!

Leah said...

I agree with Stephanie...it couldn't be more perfect for them!

Laura said...

This quilt is wonderful! The "F" is Fabulous!!