I finished two baby boy quilts. And I even used floral fabrics!
These quilts were very easy to make. I cut 3.5 x 5.5 inch blocks and 3.5 x 2 inch blocks from a few (somewhat) neutral solid fabrics, and I cut 3.5 x 3.5 and 2 x 5.5 inch blocks from a variety of patterned fabrics. In my case, I used fabrics that remind me of nature (florals, leaves, swirls, damask).
After sewing them into this design, I knew right away that I wanted to do straight line quilting.
I think the straight line quilting adds to the masculinity of this quilt.
And, of course, I had to do the gray binding.
I named these quilts “Nature Path” because of the organic-looking fabric organized with neutrals in a pattern that resembles pavers on a pathway. I wish I could be on a cute path in the woods right now!
I chose a Michael Miller fabric (I believe it is called “Esther”) for the backing of both quilts.
I think I have discovered that I love a backing that pops.
These quilts were 41 inches x 40 inches before washing, 38 inches x 39 inches after.
Oh, and another fun thing. “Ugly Fabric, Awesome Quilt” reared it’s ugly head at a church activity, as the backdrop of a pioneer display. I love that quilt. 🙂