Monday, January 19, 2009

A Simple Baby Boy Quilt

I finished up this quilt I had started, I think, back in November. (My unfinished projects pile is starting to shrink! Yea!) I wasn't loving the color combinations, but I thought it would be a good quilt to try out free motion quilting on. There are a few new things that I tried with this quilt that I hadn't done before; I used bamboo batting (which I think is great), the stippling for quilting and a pieced back for the quilt.
The photo above is a portion of the back. I had quite a few squares left over that I decided not to use on the front and I think they look great on the back. I almost like the back of this quilt more than the front. :)
The pattern is inspired from Oh Fransson's Simple Modern Baby Quilt. I just ordered some fabric last night to make another one for a girl. This time I'm going to try and make it a bit larger... hopefully that works out with the pattern!
I really enjoyed the free motion quilting, although it was a little scary just to get started on it. I do have to work on getting my stitches to be more evenly spaced, but I think that will come with more practice. When the quilt was washed and dried, you could hardly see any mistakes or big jumps in stitches. And I was really impressed at how fast you could do the free motion quilting, it only took a couple of hours and I was done. So, are you ready to give it a try, too?
~Jessica

8 comments:

nettie said...

i love it. the colors are perfect.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

it looks great! can't wait to see the girly edition :)

Aunt Jan said...

Oh, that looks terrible! maybe I should call myself...just Aunt Jan

Aunt Jan said...

Jessica - I just (thought) I left the comment asking what is free motion quilting? Then I signed it, Dumb Aunt Jan ----- next thing I know only my last comment is showing.
Sorry, I don't think the quilt looks terrible- it's really GREAT!

Qubie said...

I love this quilt. The colors are great. It's a quick and easy quilt and I think they are the best for do-it-yourself quilting. Great job. What pattern did you use on this one? Looks like you could use a jelly roll and a charm pack.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

love the combos I'm seeing You are so versatile!!!

javieth said...

I remember when my husband ask me if I wanted to have a baby,, but I knew we had a problem, so we buy viagra after to prove all the benefits this medicine can give us. like a couples we talk everything, and now we finally have our kids. The last baby have a lot of blanked that my husband buy for him. I think he doesn´t know how to say happy he is in this moment.

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt, googled & found your site. I Love the blues in your playful quilt & your quilting. I tried to find the pattern, it's not available & her site says it's retired. Doing some math--I calculate the center square is 4.5"x4.5" and the strips are 4.5"x2.5", and 8.5"x2.5" to form the block. Some have posted that the blocks are made a little larger & cut down to size for uniformity. I think the baby quilt measures 40x40" (so 8" blocks x 5 blocks equals 40"). You made your quilt years ago and it's still current and your fabric selection is great. I appreciate your sharing your talents and the great photos!