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.
This is the link to the video I did showing the quilting motif. You can push play to watch the video here or you can go HERE on Youtube, save the video and watch it later on your television or device.
What a fun little quilt.
If you’re looking for the pattern it came from this book, Oh 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 myself 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 finished by next Friday. I think I can…I think I can…I think I can!
Both quilts are really cute! Congratulations on another finish!
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!
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.
It is another great finish and I love both versions. Happy stitching to another great finish
I love both versions!
Very Cute! I may have to make one of those myself ~ for a charity quilt. I love it!
Love both quilts. The scrappy border really adds a lot.
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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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!
I kept thinking that your dog is Rosie, nor Ruby, because my beagle is Ruby. Then I read the dates on the comments and realized that the dog pictured is Rosie. I particularly like the pink/girly quilt more but I do like the more boyish one too. I have several of this author’s books and right now I’m making one of her patterns.