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.

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.

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

This fabric FEELS amazing.  It is So Soft.

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:

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


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

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 :)

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 @ 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