Saturday, September 5, 2015

Baby F Quilt {a finished quilt}

Remember this quilt I was working on?  I finished it back in mid-August just before baby arrived on August 22nd..  The new mom and dad, family of my husbands, commissioned me to make them something special for their first baby, a boy.  

The new mom has a great eye for color and suggested a color palette of Mint, Aqua, Navy, White, Grey, and Apple Green.  We looked at a few patterns so that I could get an idea of what she liked and didn't like and then she basically let me run with it from there.

I used a simple equilateral triangle pattern, cutting my pieces at 5 inches tall.  Once I was done cutting I had a quilt top done in less than a day.  I quilted it the next day using a simple light blue thread echoed along the diagonals.  It's bound is a solid dark green that picks up on some of the darker fabrics in the quilt itself.

The quilt is backed in this beautiful wood print fabric.  I'm not sure who the manufacture is but it was too perfect to pass up for this quilt.  I snagged it a few years ago at a large fabric de-stash sale in Manchester, NH at a great price.   The grey of the logs coordinates perfectly with their gray crib and the overall feel of the piece really helps play into the woodland themed nursery.  

I also made a coordinated bumper for baby's crib to match the quilt.  I didn't get a ton of good photos of it before it was gifted though.  I used a solid minty-aqua for one side of the bumper and a piece of Lotto Jansdotter for Joann's Fabric on the other side.  Out of everything I made, the bumper took the longest.  It was over 160 inches long and was quilted using my walking foot roughly every quarter-inch.  I used scraps from the top to make the ties.

I'm so happy that the new Mom and Dad asked me to make something to be a part of their son's life.  It was a lot of fun to work on this quilt for them and I hope that they will get many years of use out of it.  

Linking up with Caroline at Sew Can She for Show off Saturday.


  1. You did a fantastic job; this is such a great baby quilt without being too baby-ish. The colors are perfect, I love it!

  2. The quilt and bumper look so perfect in the crib! How awesome to have them want to have you make something for them and trust your vision. It turned out great!

  3. Love this. You actually inspired me to make a triangle quilt, today. Such a great color scheme, the new owner should love it too!

  4. Its lovely - there is something really appealing about triangle quilts and I love the colours you both chose to use!

  5. What a great quilt. And your photographs are beautiful.

  6. Love this! Sewing equilateral triangles makes me grumpy, so I'm living vicariously through your fabulous finish. Psst ... have you ever posted to Le Challenge? The current theme is "wildnerness," and I think this quilt -- and the room it will be enjoyed in -- is a perfect fit.


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