Sunday, March 4, 2012

Still making baby...this time a boy quilt...

No, we still don't know whether we are having a boy or a girl (but, let's face it, chances are it is a girl, grin).  Nevertheless, as I said here, when it comes to a personalized baby quilt I am making one for each gender just in case.  You can see my "girl quilt" here and the "boy quilt" is below!

[Excuse the slight creases in the quilt.  I folded it up before our guests came and well, I wasn't going to dig out the iron again.  I know - LAZY.]

Boy Quilt
Boy Quilt
Unlike the "girl quilt" I didn't plan this one out at all.  As some of you know, I always buy all my fabric from shops online and in this case I bought from different collections and different shops.  So, to coordinate my fabric I used my usual computer layout method to match up the designs and colors but I didn't work on a layout...I totally winged it.  There came a point at the end where I was completely stuck and the Mr. stepped in and helped me get over my issues.  I literally made this in a few hours Saturday afternoon...and still had time to clean the house and cook dinner for guests.  Um, I'm gonna say it, amazing.

Fabrics:
Sheep Park (Laurie Wisbrun)
Ta Dot - lime and teal (Michael Miller)
Wooden Horses Royal (Michael Miller)
Chick Chick - the lime dots, blue dots, and the chicks themselves (Robert Kaufman)
Blue Solid and Dots from the Maman collection (Anne Marie Murphy for Cloud 9)

When I thought about it later I realized that if I do have a boy that is kind of how things are going to go.  I really planned things out with both of my girls...but when it comes to a boy I have no idea!  So honestly, like this quilt design, I will be winging it.  Winging it or not, I really do love it.  It is better than I expected and every time I look at it I find new things I adore about it.  Simple, fun, a tad loud, easy-going but still interesting - just how I'd imagine a little boy raised by me and the Mr. to be.

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Chick Chick, Ta Dot, and the Dots from La Maman
Boy Quilt Closeup
The Sheep that started it all the those horses...L-O-V-E
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This fabric FEELS amazing.  It is So Soft.
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Miss E saw her Daddy taking all the please hold the quilt for me while I take photos glory and begged to be included.  She got so caught up in doing in a good job that she didn't smile until I reminded her to smile and look like she liked the quilt.  This face was her compromise to that request below:

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Vana White - the Next Generation

I plan on backing this with the Sheep Park - I contemplated the Wooden Horses but I have a green theme going on at the moment.  Before then I will be starting two more baby quilt tops this week for a friend of mine who is having twins.  I think I shall have plenty of scraps and am thinking of gifting them away so do stay tuned as that will probably happen over the next week or two.

I hope you all had as productive a weekend as I did!  Get anything finished?  I'd love to see...  

- rebecca lynne

12 comments:

Di said...

Boy or girl, this quilt is bright and bold.lovely. Di xo

Annabella said...

It`s adorable Rebecca and I just love the fabrics...I have to go shopping! I didn`t have a girl so I can only talk from the boy camp - HUGE fun!!

Snoodles said...

Love the fabrics and colors! Miss E looks so intent on doing a good job for mommy! Adorable!

piecemealquilts said...

Great boy quilt! I like how you've equated the design process with what it would be like to have a boy. Miss E is adorable, and looks like she'll be a dedicated big sis.

Katie said...

Another great baby quilt! I love the chicken print you included. Too bad you're not having twins yourself, then you could hope for a boy and a girl. :)

Kelli said...

I LOVE this Rebecca!! *swoon* Everything about it. I'm a dot freak, and I love the sheep, wooden horses, and chicks. I want to buy that chick line right now! lol Miss E is a serious doll! As I'm sure your little girl will be.. unless he's a little boy, in which case, another vote from the boy camp, huge FUN! :o) (I got half my #7 Swoon sewn together, thanks for the cheering on!)

Cherie said...

The quilt is so cute!! I've just finished up two baby quilts myself actually =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.com/2012/03/baby-cot-quilts-boy-and-girl.html

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Rebecca I LOVE this one too!!! Can you have twins, one of each??!
Those horses are utterly gorgeous!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

I love everything about this quilt, Rebecca..just perfect. :)

I'm nominating you for the Liebster Blog award. I posted about it here :)

http://craftcouturebytc.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-blog-award.html

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a gorgeous boy quilt - love your fabric choices and design!

Toni said...

Very fun little boy quilt, Rebecca! I love the sheep!

Keera @ live.love.sew said...

I love your boy quilt... all that 'practising' got us somewhere and I too am on the making baby bandwagon... 15 weeks with baby no. 1. Can't wait to see your next baby project! Keera x