Baby Boy Blues Quilt

I started this quilt months ago.  It’s done in kona cotton solids from the poisedon fat quarter pack I purchased to make this quilt and then this q uilt .  I had a few pieces left over so I added some white and put it together.  Three quilts from one fat quarter pack is pretty good!  Then I got my heart set on a metro living circles border in charcoal, but didn’t have enough fabric and it was on backorder everywhere.  So it hung in my closet for a while.

I quilted it over the weekend, opting to do a very simple pattern on either side of the seams in the center of the quilt.  I’m very happy with it.

The backing I pieced using more of the circles and a scrap from the back of  the 2nd water and sky quilt.

I also like how the quilting looks from the back of the quilt:

For the binding I used a solid green from my stash.  I honestly have no idea what color it is or where it came from, I’ve had it for so long.    I think the solid green around the edges is the perfect finish for this quilt.

I continue to get better at the machine binding technique.  I do prefer finishing the binding by hand but time constraints and elbow pain have made this option a very practical one for me at this stage in time.   I think it looks nice.

I’m delivering it today to my friend who is a wonderful young mother.  I really hope she likes it.

It’s one of my favorite baby boy quilts I’ve made.  Solids are a lot of fun to work with.  I love these blues.

Hopeful Homemaker


  • It’s beautiful! I often get caught up in the pretty prints of fabrics, so I love seeing what you’ve done with solids. The colors are gorgeous and I love the quilting on the back. Nice work!

  • this is ADORABLE! Fresh, great shapes, awesome mix of colors. Well done!

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