Easy Baby Boy Quilt

I am not going to take the trouble of explaining how to sew this quilt, because it is so easy that you can just look at it. I picked a fabric I just loved cut it in six inch strips, and then I grabbed 6″ scrap strips from my stash to fill in for a striped quilt. This is for my sewing buddy, who just gave birth two weeks early and is therefore now excused from producing anything else other than a mostly clean, fed child for the next six to twelve months.

I used my water soluble pencil and drew this robot on one stripe (because she and her hubs are geeks like my hubs and me),

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And this boat on another stripe,

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Then I used my walking foot to stitch the ditches and halfway points, then I free-motion quilted my two little drawings. I bound it with scraps of binding from my bag o binding scraps. I like to think I could have finished that by her due date if I had been allowed to do so. Easy peasy!

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Red and White WIP

These are some blocks I made for a quilt for my husband’s baby sister. She is having a baby. She doesn’t know the gender, but I don’t really mind, because I make the quilt for the mom, not the baby, now. That way I don’t have to get overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of the quickly proliferating nieces and nephews.

plus one

I was originally going to have a vote on here for which style of arrangement, but she liked the geometric one below best, so that is how it will be. For these I just sewed together three strips, and cut them at 45 degree angles. It’s like the hourglass from cluck cluck sew, except with three instead of two strips.

red and white geometric

I am open to suggestion on borders, though. I don’t have a ton of scraps, so I might have to go buy some more fabric. Darn.

Guess my Favorite Color?

WIP string quilt

I would love to make a nice big string quilt one of these years. I have started a few blocks, but I’m not sure what I want to do next or where I want to go with these.

hexagon crazy patch

This Orange pentagon crazy patch is for the block of the month for my guild this year. You just draw a random pentagon, and add and trim until you have a block the size you want.

I have figured out a formula for how long it will take me to finish this quilt. I will finish the blocks in November, since that’s the last time our guild meets. I expect it will be done by next August, which is the time of our annual guild show.

So, based on these blocks, can you guess my favorite color? It used to be blue. . .