Baby Quilt Finish

You might remember that a bit ago I made a baby quilt for one of my childcare families that just had a new baby.  This quilt. (Read about it here if you missed that)

The family didn’t find out if they were having a boy or a girl so about two weeks before the baby was due, I went with my gut and started a boy quilt.  WELL, surprise!  They had a girl.  So now I was stuck with a started boy baby quilt.

That didn’t bother me a bit.  But I didn’t want to get it finished.  So here it is…all finished.

Personally, I think I like the boy version better.  I think it’s only because the colors are more to my liking.

For the last one, I did a quilting motif with circles…this time I did the boxes.  This is one of my favorite designs to make.

The majority of the fabric came from the big box of scraps I bought from Connie at the retreat.

Note that all the centers of the nine patches have a dark blue center.

Can you say, perfect backing???
The binding was a fabric I picked up at the thrift store.

What a fun little quilt.
If you’re looking for the pattern it came from this bookOh Scrap,  (WHICH I LOVE!!).  I’ll be making more quilts from this book.

I used cream based fabrics and muslin for the “boy” version.
I also made mine bigger in a 5 x 5 setting.

…and here’s the Ruby picture.  It was really sunny and the sun in eyes was an issue.

I do love the little quilt.  I can easily see me making another.  It’s a great way to use of scraps.

Now I have had a quilt finish 4 Fridays in a row.  Hmmm.  The pressure is on.  I think I should try to tackle another don’t you?  Another quilt finish by next Friday.  I think I can…I think I can…I think I can!

10 thoughts on “Baby Quilt Finish

  1. Sue

    I love the book “Oh Scraps.” Made the pink star quilt from the book and it looks fantastic. Ms. Alexander came up with a trick so I didn’t have to deal with Y seams. Great book and of course, your quilts are always so darned cute!

  2. Carolyn

    I really like both of those! The border you added of scrappy squares really ties everything together. Good job on finishing a quilt four weeks in a row.

  3. Susie Q`

    It’s a great boy finish. Some times we forget no pink and no flowers for boys and something sneaks in.

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  5. Edna

    Jo, I love your blog! You help and rescue me often! That blueberry rice chex dessert went well at potluck. Yesterday I started out to quilt a Herringbone quilt and got stuck, then remembered your “boxes” pattern. Just what I needed! That’s a great pattern, it quilts easy and if you get stuck in a corner just travel a little and start more boxes.
    Thanks for being you and all the great tips and thing you share everyday!

    Edna

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