What I’m Working On…

I have about 10 projects going on right now but all those STOPPED when one of my favorite moms ever gave birth to a new baby boy, Brady.  I used to do childcare for this family and if I was ever tempted to start childcare again, Brady’s birth is about as close as I’ve ever gotten.

What special baby in my life can go without a quilt?…NONE!  I stopped my other projects and started a baby quilt.  I didn’t really have anything in mind…Brady’s dad is a volunteer fireman and their family is very active in the community.  I had fireman fabric in my stash so it’s a win-win.  I get to de-stash and Brady gets a fireman quilt.

HexagonQuiltforBrady

Here’s how far I am.  I made it using my Accuquilt Go! and my hexagon die.  I’ll do a tutorial and show you how I did it once the quilt is finished but for now…I need some help.  Border…or no border.

border

Hubby thinks a narrow 2.5″ border in red is the right choice.  I was wondering about a “framing” border of background fabric then the narrow red border.  I’d love suggestions……  I want to get this finished by Wednesday if possible because I want to go visit this little guy and bring the quilt.

If you want to see what others are working on, head on over to Patchwork Times.

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21 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Kathie L

    beautiful, can’t wait for your tutorial. I would go with the framing border of background and then either the red or blue outer border.

  2. Darlene B

    I agree with Kathie L! I think the framing border of background would make the center “float” – then a dark border would finish it off nicely.

  3. Toni

    What a fun quilt! A tute’ would be awesome! I agree with many others…background framing border then another colored border. Toni

  4. Chris

    What a sweet quilt. I really think all the suggestions would look good. The design is so versatile with the many colors in it :)

  5. Caro

    No border — it would be too heavy with a border. Just finish it with the red binding. Looks great!

  6. Bonnie in Virginia

    Looks great and so very complicated! I’ll be interested to see the tutorial. I’m assuming it can be made without the go cutter, although that would make it so much easier!

  7. Diane

    I like the idea of a border of the background fabric then the red.
    Great baby quilt!

  8. Becky (central oregon)

    Float it with the back ground fabric…. then a finished 1 inch of red and a 2 inch of blue….love the whole wheel thing you have going there for a little boys quilt.

  9. Julia

    I like the idea of framing with the background and then adding the red border. Very cute baby quilt!

  10. Alex

    I can’t say anything else… In my opinion the background border would be great.
    Looks awesome…

  11. Kathy C in Central Ohio

    Love it! I vote for the 2 1/2″ red border. Of course, I’m a little partial cuz red’s my favorite color! What a fun baby quilt and so original : – )

  12. Anita

    Very cute quilt! I like the narrow/framing border and another wider border. They grow so quick, it would be nice to have it a little bigger. Great colors!

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