Scrappy Boys Quilt 1

A few months ago I worked on my first Oh Fransson Mod Mosaic quilt for a new baby girl.  It was really liberating to have no pattern and just piece things together.  After making one of them, I wanted to make more.

Baby Girl Mod Mosaic Quilt

In an effort to use what I have already in my scraps, I started the challenge of trying to make two boy quilts with my scraps in a modified mod mosaic pattern.  I have been working on these quilts most of January and finally finished one.  The pieces even traveled with me to San Francisco.

boy theme quilt pieces

Here is the finished quilt.  A lucky little guy in Pennsylvania will be snuggling with this upon his arrival.

boy theme mod mosaic quilt

I wanted to keep with random quilting all over.  To make this just a bit different there are a few spots with a satin stitch in the corner.  Of course it was to cover up an oops.

boy mod mosaic quilt

Only new fabric on this quilt is the backing.  Found this great print at one of my favorite local shops, Crimson Tate.  She had a great sale towards the end of December and when I saw this, I knew it was perfect.

quilt backing

For added security on the binding I have started machine binding the entire binding. Normally I would sew it onto the front, turn over, then stitch on the back.  However, I have found it much easier to sew the binding onto the back and turn it over and top stitch on the front.  I like the look better.  Swim, Bike, Quilt has a tutorial posted here.  She notes that there are lots of ways to bind a quilt and my style has changed even over the last year.

Boy Quilt #425 recently

Okay, the 425 is a bit of a stretch.  I think you get the idea.  Someone asked if I could make something like this quilt,  Great, I’ll give it a try.  Picked out all the great fabrics I wanted and then read the instructions.

It was a no go.  All the bulk at the center was going to drive me crazy.  Back to my stash to see what I could really create. Found this fat quarter bundle at Crimson Tate.  Heather has lots of great modern fabrics and she has the best bubbly personality.

I went back to my favorite pattern, the disappearing nine patch.  The quilt is a good combo of brown, blue and a punch of orange.

Quilted edge to edge to highlight the squares.  Bound in white and light blue fabrics.

Modern Solids Baby Boy Quilt

Ah, Kona Solids, what would my fabric stash be without you?  Prints are great, but I am loving solids.  You can really create something that is bold and very simple, yet has a great effect.

I enjoyed making the bar graph quilts previously and had some of the green, blue, yellow, and orange left over.  I knew I wanted to make another baby boy quilt, but wasn’t sure what I was going do.  There was some fabric in my stash that I could have used, but it wasn’t the correct one.

On a Friday afternoon I went to Crimson Tate as I was out running errands.  Not that I needed more fabric, I just needed inspiration that day.  While looking over her wonderful fabric selection I found this.  Not what I would normally gravitate towards, but it would work with a the solids I had stashed away at home.

The design came to me while standing in the store.  Add gray with my solids and this may work for the back.  I rushed off to the house to get to work.  I had plenty of projects already started, but one more wouldn’t hurt.

I finished this week after a fight with myself about the binding.  I REALLY wanted to do brown originally.  Had it cut and ready to add and paniced.  It did not look right.  Back to my stash of solids and I found a wonderful green.  Much better.

The record breaking crowd at the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild meeting got to see a sneak peek off the design wall with the quilting.

Here is the completed quilt, ready for a new home.
Love the way it turned out what can be created when you just play.