Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baby Quilt 1: For a boy

Several of my friends will be first-time mothers this August and September, so I'm trying to get a jump on baby crafting. This quilt will be for the baby boy of a friend who doesn't read this blog too often, so I think it will still be a surprise.
This quilt was inspired heavily by one that Rebekah at don't call me becky dot com made last month. She used charm squares from Moda's Summer in the City line. I really liked the idea of a quilt for a boy with oranges and blues and this brown. Hers is probably a little more baby-friendly, with its more muted colors, but I really love how this one came out. All the oranges and blues came from my stash.
This quilt is my first meandering machine-quilted finished product. It measures about 36 inches square. I can't wait to start on the two quilts for baby girls! For some reason I think those will be harder than this one. I'm not a very girly girl, but I do want to put some pinks and purples in those quilts-- maybe with spring greens and gray?

5 comments:

kate said...

I love that baby quilt! So sophisticated!

Blondie said...

I adore it! Great job! Wonderful colors.

Firefly Nights said...

That's pretty. I like the design you chose.

amandajean said...

this quilt is fabulous as well! aren't baby quilts so fun (and fairly quick) to make?

Rebekah C said...

this is beautiful! I really love the brown/gold/orange/blue combo!