Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby Boy Quilt

Oh sweet babies...
My cousin had a boy in October and I'm finally getting around to making a quilt for him.

Though a bit dark, I do really like these two fabrics together.

I made it two sided. In my 'no buy 2010' I made an exception for this fabric. I had to Frankenstein the batting together - I have been using all the bits and scraps and was down to next to nothing.

So I did something I've always promised myself - I ordered batting.

And it makes me giddy:

My very own box of batting - all 40 yards of it...

Monday, February 1, 2010


My favorite fluffy backing for a quilt is fleece. I love not only the softness, but that batting is not required. The fleece has a certain 'grab' to the fabric - though basting is still necessary, it can be done much farther apart. It does have quite a bit of give - it wants to stretch, so I don't tape the it down before basting.

Finished - for Addison's 10th birthday. Just a little late.

She knew it was coming though.