Monday, November 21, 2011

Vintage-style baby quilt pattern for a boy


Forget redwork. How about a little greenwork?

Check out this cute boy's quilt pattern that combines vintage-inspired images to embroider with a energetic zig-zag border. The images are of a boy and his dog at play - outside even! - and you could actually work them up in any color. But I do like the green in the picture.

The three designs include the boy climbing a tree, riding in a wagon and fishing down at the pond, complete with the surrounding landscapes. Finishes up at 41"x50", although you could add or remove borders to change that up.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clear out your bins with the scrap baby quilt patterns

I've never kept it a secret how much I love scrap quilts. I have drawers and drawers and drawers of fabric all chopped up into small pieces waiting to go into one. (Just as soon as I finish my challenge!)

So I was really drawn to some new patterns I ran across recently. Most aren't billed as being baby quilts, but they're certainly sized appropriately. Which makes them baby quilts in my book!



Jelly Roll friendly. Finished size 41 1/2"x 56 1/2".



Quick stack-and-slash quilt with floral applique border
Finished size 54"x 60"



Finishes large, but easy enough to adapt to baby size



Finished size 48"x 58". Fat Quarter friendly.



Uses Quilt-As-You Go technique. Prairie points create dimension and textural interest.
Fat Quarter friendly. Measure about 35.5"x 45.5".



Fat Quarter friendly. Finished size 52.5"x 65.5".



Fat quarter friendly. Baby size finishes at 42"x 42".

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Yummy baby quilt patterns from Modern Relish

The guild I'm a member of is focused on modern quilts. (Which I love but don't do exclusively. In it for other reasons.) The style in recent years has definitely moved toward modern, which I do think is a good thing for baby quilts since the pattern designs tend to be much simpler than some traditional patterns.

So I really do like this line of quilt patterns I found from Modern Quilt Relish, all with a modern bent and sized for a baby or child's quilt. And all would work well with scraps whether you go for a monochromatic look or a wild and bright color scheme.













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Friday, November 4, 2011

Baby quilt projects moving right along



Madly working on getting blocks together and I'm making quite a bit of progress. On the left, blocks waiting to be sewn together. In the middle all the danged pieces of the borders for the dog flower quilt going together. These things have a billion triangles and tons of pieces so it's taking forever to get the blocks together. The picture on the right has blocks for two more quilts coming together. (I messed up the sashings on the black and red one because I thought I didn't need to review the directions first. Boo.)


I've ended up in the middle of several tops at the same time because I'm chain piecing like mad. Some of these quilts have so many pieces to the different blocks that it takes quite a while to actually get one block done. So I'm running lots of things through at once. Not sure if that's making it go faster, but I certainly feel a bit more productive because there's always something progressing.

I've done some reading lately about the Frixon gel pens with ink that disappears with heat. (And returns with cold!)

Some people are leery of the pens because the ink does come back in the cold, which implies it never leaves. But in many of those cases, these are quilts that never got washed. So I'm not sure if it's something to be truly concerned about.

But I do have one great use for them - marking templates. Sometimes pencils and pens just don't want to show up. The bright colors of these pens work quite nicely for that job. Yea!
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