I have been trying to get this quilt made for weeks, and I was finally able to sit down and finish it over the weekend. I actually changed my mind several times about the design of this quilt, and I finally decided to just go with this simple square pattern because I was in a little time crunch. This quilt originally started out as the result of a quilting class I took this spring at our local library and it is part of my 2016 Quarter 2 Finish-A-Long list, but I ended up making it as a gift.
I was making this blanket for a couple I know who just had their first baby, and I wanted to get it finished and to them as quickly as I could. The baby was born 11 weeks early, and he is going to be in the NICU for quite some time so I want to send him the blanket so he has something nice from home to snuggle with.
I backed the quilt with a solid navy blue linen, and I bound it using gray with white polka dots.
My daughters think this quilt is too “girly” to be for a boy, but I think it will work just fine. I love the color combinations, and even though the majority of the fabrics are dark in color, it is still a bright, cheerful quilt.
I cannot wait for baby and parents to have it!
This baby quilt project is my fourteenth finish out of all the projects I have on My Finish-A-Long Quarter 2 Project List. I love the motivation I have given myself by participating in the FAL!
5 thoughts on “Baby Quilt Finish”
Yay for a quilt finish, and what a fantastic gift that will be! Love how the quilt turned out, and I think it will be just fine for a boy too. Dark colors, yet bright enough to bring some happy colors while he grows bigger and stronger.
Thank you! I am really excited for them to get it!
I’m tired of people dictating what boys can and can’t do, what they can and can’t wear, what their quilts should look like. It wasn’t all that long ago that people said girls can’t wear pants and Talking Barbie said “Math is hard!” when you pushed a button on her back! Empowering girls and women doesn’t work if we continue to restrict the possibilities of what boys and men can do; gender stereotypes are a two-sided coin. I’m looking at your baby quilt, which has pinkish-red squares and a blue floral fabric, that your daughters think is “too girly” for a boy. But a few minutes ago I was on Facebook looking at a picture of a “soccer medal” that a friend’s daughter just received for her team coming in first place in their division. This “soccer medal” was a big, bright pink FLOWER keychain that was embroidered with the information that would have been etched into a real sports medal if it had been a boys’ team, and the mom, the soccer-playing daughter, and hundreds of other moms and daughters commenting were outraged, feeling that the “girly” pink flower medal disrespected and diminished the accomplishment of these young athletes. I think your quilt would be great for a baby of either gender, personally. I don’t see pink or flowers when I look at the quilt; I just see a great, graphic design with bold and soothing colors, a gift of love that the baby and his parents are sure to love and enjoy.
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