Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baby Boy Quilt

My friend Heather over at Dollar Store Crafts has a brand new baby boy, so of course I had to whip together a little "welcome to the world" present for him!

It is (yet) another Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. I am in love with that pattern! It's quick, it's cute, and it really showcases fabrics!


As for the quilting, I started without a plan. I guess I like to wing it -- although there is usually a moment of panic in the middle of quilting where I don't know what to do next! I started by quilting the "bones" -- the lines between the blocks -- and then quilted those big ol' stars in the larger squares. Then I didn't know what to do next, so I moved on to the binding. After binding it I decided to just quilt larger stars around the originals. Don't look too closely -- it's pretty obvious it's been a long time since I've quilted a quilt! The stitch lengths are pretty uneven! I guess that just means I need to make more quilts... I can handle that!!

I'm happy with the way it turned out. I was SO tempted to wash it so I could see how squidgy it would get -- but I refrained.

And I LOVE those colors!!!

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love it!! You did a great job. You are being too critical of your work. I think Heather will love it :)

Anna said...

This is awesome. I love the fabrics, too. I can't wait to try the disappearing 9 patch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amie Kirk said...

I just ordered some of that fabric! I am not so patiently waiting for it to get here :-)! Your quilt turned out SO cute!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Thank you so much!! It is the most beautiful quilt! We all LOVE it! My husband loves the fabric and keeps raving about how much he likes the quilt. Thank you!! Gideon is lucky to have such a great quilt!

Sare said...

I am terrible about leaving comments, forgive me. I have been reading your blog for a little while and love all of your creations. I absolutely LOVE this quilt. The colors are so cute. I am going to attempt my first quilt soon and I think I am going to do the disappearing 9 patch because I love it too.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

What a great quilt! I love the DNP. It does show off the fabrics nicely. Plus, each quilt still looks different depending on how you put it all together.

Kim's Treasures said...

I love the colors you chose for this quilt!

Tara said...

I am starting one of these ASAP! What size were your little squares?

Care said...

Tara, I started with 5" squares. You will love this pattern, it is so easy and so fun!!

Courtney said...

I love the colors and the fabric! So cute!

sunshine said...

Where did you find this fabric? I absolutely love it and would love to use some of it for a project!