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.

1 Comment

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

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