Nautical Boy Quilt

Notice a trend recently??  Boy quilts have been the biggest request and more coming.  Lots of blue, green, brown and orange laying around the sewing room.

Nautical has been a big trend in fabric this year and from what I hear, it’s not going away.  Which is great!  The colors work well for boy or girl and gives you options.  Lucky for me this quilt was going into a nautical nursery.

via LayBabyLay

There are lots of great blue prints out right now.  For this quilt I wanted something that accented the nautical fabrics I had picked out.  Why not do half square triangles all going the same direction to mimic sails?

Off to cut lots of 5″ squares in white.  You will see more these coming up for a very cute project. Then cut even more 5″ squares for the varying blues I had picked up.  Piecing and pressing was easy, layout took forever but I designed to go with a repeating pattern.

For the back I wanted to keep it simple and go with light gray.  Of course I can’t make a quilt without some gray in it.

Turns out it matches the nursery perfectly.

Nautical Boy's Quilt

Sam’s Strip Quilt #2

Well both baby boys named Sam have arrived.  Both are happy, healthy and have wonderful new quilts to lay on.

For this quilt I knew the nursery was a bit more muted in color.  I did struggle to find a print for a baby boy that would get me started.  Found a print and matched solids and other prints with it.  Took them home and started cutting.  I am hooked on strip quilts.  They are easy to cut, piece and get quilted all in a reasonable amount of time.  Plus one fabric doesn’t have to be the main focus point.

My coworkers were loving this quilt, they get sneak peeks before most stuff hits the blog, facebook or twitter.

Baby quilt madness has slowed just a bit, but more great things to come.