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
and then this q
. 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.