Stimulating Black, White, and Red Baby Quilt

I was at a loss as to what to do with the overwhelming amount of fabric I encountered while perusing some vendors at the Houston International Quilt Festival this year. While browsing in one particular booth (the vendor doesn't have a website), I had an epiphany - a baby quilt for my new son.

I know, I should have made him a quilt months ago. I never got around to it. I even have plenty of Nicey Jane left to make one to match the nursery decor, but I doubt I'll do it. I saw a bunch of great black and white fabric at this particular fat quarter vendor, and I grabbed the ones I liked best. And then threw in some cute reds and grays. I ended up only choosing 6 of them though.

When I got home, I wondered if I even had enough fabric to make a quilt, but then I remembered a tutorial I had bookmarked from Cluck Cluck Sew. Allison used 1/8 yard strips here, but I had fat quarters, so I made do.

I used some white flannel from the stash for the back, along with scraps from the front, and a solid black binding that washed up all wonky. I also opted to only quilt along the ditches where the 10 strips are joined together. I really liked how Allison quilted hers, but to be perfectly honest - I hate the actual quilting part of quilting. I'd rather piece a top together. I plan to send all future quilts off to the long-armer. Shhhhh.... ;)

So here it is...what do you think? It's not your typical baby pastel, but my kid loves to stare at it so I think it works just fine for a little one.


  Cynthia (It All Changes)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Yeah for stitch in the ditch quilting to save the day. I wish I could afford the long arm quilting...or buy one for myself since they are so fun to use.

I love the little quilt and he'll love it long past the baby stages of life.


Monday, December 20, 2010

I love this color combination. It's so dramatic, but still kid-friendly. You did a great job!


Monday, December 20, 2010

It looks great! You are very talented! :-)

  Hemlock Tea

Saturday, December 25, 2010

So cute, and so much better than pastels!


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