Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival- my baby's quilt story

This was not my first quilt, or my first baby quilt, but it is my first quilt I made for my baby. I wanted my son's quilt to be colorful and beautiful. Though it seems counter-intuitive to add a lot of white to a baby quilt, I could not resist the look. And it has stood the test of time, wash after wash. He sleeps with it every night in his bed, and it comes with us on trips, even just for a nap at grandma's house.
 I was experimenting with layout here, trying to make the colors go in order of value. But not too perfect, of course ;)
 The backing I found at my LQS and could not resist the perfect blend of green and yellow.
 Here's a closeup of the fabric, and my mixed yellow binding. That has become an accidental signature- my binding is never long enough in the fabric I pick, so there is almost always a little piece added!
 A full shot of the front. I adore this quilt. But not as much as I adore the little boy I made it for. I think I love it extra because of who it was created for.

The stats:
Finished measurements: 36" x 42"
Pattern: modified (scaled way down) from the Purl Bee- A Wedding Quilt
Fabrics: color blocks made from my stash, which was in large part inherited from someone else (aka no idea), backing and binding was a remnant and the white is Kona snow
Quilting: done by me, very simple stitch in the ditch along the blocks

Thanks for reading through my favorite quilt story!



  1. Aww such a sweet story! And a fantastic quilt for your little man :)

  2. Great story and I really like that yellow binding! So striking! Great job!

  3. i like this quilt -the design is great and i think the binding gives it a nice touch. I am sure your son will love it for years to come. thanks for sharing it with us! =)

  4. Greetings from Hungary. I love your quilt. The colors are beautiful.

  5. Such a great quilt! I love how the colors move through it. I'm glad he gets so much use out of it, too!

  6. Its even better that such a beautiful quilt is also so loved! The graduation in colors is wonderful and I agree that the yellow binding is perfect. :)

  7. Wonderful quilt. Love that it's for your little boy! Thanks for sharing and have a great day