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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Baby Boy Strings and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all.  School starts in less than two weeks and around here, we've been soaking up the final days of summer before the hustle and bustle of the new year takes hold.  This week, I pulled out some of my favorite greens, blues, and grays and put together this baby quilt for my cousin who is expecting a boy in September.  These string blocks are nice and relaxing to sew, but create a really neat pattern.

These are the colors in the nursery, and I had lots of fun with this fabric pull.  I chose light, medium, and dark shades of all three colors, so the quilt has a sparkly effect.   I also chose fabrics that aren't necessarily babyish, so the quilt can be used for many years.

With baby quilts, I usually prefer patterns that don't use a background fabric.  The resulting quilts are a little busier, but that's perfect if the quilt is going to be used heavily, and especially if the recipient is a boy.  As a boy mom, I can say that boys can be especially hard on quilts!  I hope my cousin loves it as much as I do.

Before we party, let's check out some of my favorite links from last week.  Kris at Sew Sunshine shared this really awesome piece.  What a cool illusion!

I love the different color palette in this Good Fortune quilt by Alison at Little Bunny Quilts-

Look at this super cute mini by Anja Quilts!

The churn dash block is one of my favorite traditional quilt blocks, so I love this quilt by Katie Mae Quilts-

This modern LOVE quilt by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts is so unique!

And finally, this quilt by Anne at Springleaf Studios is SO gorgeous.  The way the colors play together and move across the quilt is just fantastic!

Y'all really brought the eye candy!  I can't wait to see what's happening in your sewing space this week.  Let's party, friends.

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  1. what a variety of quilts you share today - all very nice

  2. Your baby quilt is lovely: such refreshing colours! It's good to remember that babies make stains!

  3. Your baby quilt is just the inspiration I needed to make a baby boy quilt for a great-nephew. Thank you for sharing it! Such a great way to use up colors in a scrap bin. What are those... five inch square blocks? You've picked quilts made by two of my favorite quilt designers - Sophie Zaugg and Anne Deister. They're so talented! I always love seeing what they make for QuiltCon.

  4. Sweet baby boy quilt! I couldn't agree more about filling up a baby quilt with lots of prints. I did the same with a recent tablecloth finish and you can hardly see the spills. Thanks for the feature Kelly.

  5. Hi Kelly, I love your string quilt - it's really lovely and will be versatile.

  6. It looks great. Baby quilts do take a lot of wear and tear LOL I just found our recently that one of the quilts I made for my nieces has been in the bed, at the beach, just being used all the time...I love hearing that. I'd rather make a second quilt because the first one wore out than it sitting around not being loved. Thanks for the shout out. I may try embroidery again. ☺

  7. I'm happy to see my quilt in this colorful place! Thank you for sharing Kelly!

  8. Thank you for posting my little Overlapping Dimensions take on wedding ring block. :)


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