Solids and Stripes Part 2

This is #2 of the three baby quilts I have been working on.  My neighbor wanted something for her friend that is having baby #2 very soon.  I knew this could be bold and bright.  Baby boy quilts are the hardest especially since you try to keep things from getting girly.  Finding fabric can be really difficult.

I was out with another friend shopping and came across this dress at Saks.  We were just passing through, I can’t convince myself to purchase anything from there.

Mrs O was seen wearing the dress a few days later.

Solids and bold colors, I loved it and the neighbor approved.  Here is what I started with.

I cut the fabric into 5 strips measuring 1.5″, 2.5″, 3″ and 4″.

I started piecing and the whole quilt came together pretty quickly.  I gave my neighbor a sneak peek last week and she was loving it.

For an added touch I hand embroidered Sam onto a scrap to use on the back, similar to the Mother’s Day quilts.  I finished that part up over ice cream with some IMQG ladies.

Here is the finished results.  This quilt has become my favorite of all the quilts that I have done.  I’m loving the color combination and the back.  The binding fabric really tied the front and back together.

Off to go work on baby Sam #2 quilt.  Two friends requested baby boy quilts for Sam’s both due in June, odd.

One Reply to “Solids and Stripes Part 2”

  1. some IMWG ladies LOL! Love how it turned out. I cut pieces for my latest quilt.

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