My oldest friend just had her first baby. The little boy is so incredible wanted, I can’t even tell you! When I asked the mother about what colors she would like for a baby quilt, she told me “any and all color!”. I emptied my precious fabric scraps bin and put several economy blocks together and added lots of monochrome blocks in “any and all colors”.
Every bit of fabric that I could fussy cut was pulled from my stash… I thought I had a large stash, but it mostly consist of so-called blenders; small scale patterns.
My favorite economy blocks are the ones with the ladybugs, the frog and the bunnies.
Yes, there is pink in this baby boy’s quilt… well the mother said ANY and ALL colors, right?!
I have to admit, I did find it hard to go completely multi color. Most of the time I create with a constrained color palette. Luckily when I added a dark blue border, the quilt looked better to me.
I quilted a fun swirl-hook pattern which let me dodge the bits of the block where there were many seams. If you look closely you can see that I have used some tiny pieces of fabric here and there.
A while back, when I found out the baby was on his way, I stored several cute backing fabrics away. Luckily the one with the pandas really looked best with the colors on the front.
I added a stripy multi color binding which was kind of waiting for a project like this. I like how it pulls the whole thing together.
I also created two bibs for the lovely baby boy. You can never have enough of those, right? I put a thin terry cloth on the back.
Can’t wait until I can hug the precious baby boy!
p.s. I am linking up with:
– Confessions of a Fabric Addict for ‘Can I get a Whoop Whoop?’
– My Quilt Infatuation for ‘Needle and Thread Thursday‘.
– Crazy Mom Quilts for ‘Finish it Up Friday‘.