baby quilt for baby Nathan

Monday, January 26, 2009




I made this baby quilt a few weeks ago and now that the shower has come and gone, I can finally post the finished project. Nathan's room is brick red, maize and light olive green, so this quilt was made to match the color scheme.





I played around with some improvisational piecing for this quilt and am really happy with how it came out. Next time, though, I'm going to pull out the scissors, put away the rotary cutter and go a little bit more crazy with the wonky blocks (thanks for the tip, Carissa).






The final quilt is about 27" x 38". I used a 100% cotton batting and did my standard free motion stippling on the top.






24 comments

  1. It's great - love the color combos and it looks so cozy! Very cute!

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  2. Wow! I love those colors, that is stunning.

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  3. Wow, I love it. Great colors!

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  4. I really like this. The slightly off kilter squares look so cool!

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  5. Very nice! The colors are wonderful.

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  6. Baby perfect, boy perfect, decor perfect -- how often do you hit on all three? I don't think that color combination would ever have occurred to me for a baby's room, but the translation into fabric is just terrific!

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  7. Gorgeous! nice work.

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  8. Looks great...Bet it will be perfect!

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  9. oh, man, i LOVE this quilt!!! the colors are fantastic. and so is your improvisational piecing. nice work!!!

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  10. I love it! I need to learn to break free from the standard pattern and try a little wonkyness to my blocks. I love the colors on this, super cute.

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  11. This is great!!! I love the fabrics you used and those wonky blocks. I think they are my next adventure.

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  12. Oh I just love it, Rebekah! The blocks look like they are dancing. Great use of color too. I have been inspired to use scissors too after looking at bettyninja's blocks the other day.
    I will be investing in a good pair.

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  13. Lucky little boy!
    Love the colours - again!!

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  14. It is lovely. Nice bold colors. I would love to learn how to quilt.

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  15. Your free motion quilting is impressive ... must practice more ...

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  16. It's beautiful, I really like that color scheme.

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  17. So pretty. I'd love a quilt like this, I bet Nathan loves it!

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  18. i love the solids in here. so handsome. i'm trying to put together a set of solids for my common threads quilt (for my son)...and i'm struggling. this has a nice masculine look...that's what i'm having trouble achieving.

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  19. Really fresh and original color scheme.

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  20. I'm coming late to the party here, but I love this quilt. It's so much fun!

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