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Baby Dean

April 23rd 2015

A new baby is almost here! He’s due to arrive very close to my birthday which is also exciting. Although I probably won’t meet him for a while, I have enjoyed making soft things for his new room (and his brother.) His mom chose the color palette which is really great for a boy, he can grow up and never have to change his room!

Here is the pillow I made, more about that  here.

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The quilt pattern was very simple and masculine, squares and rectangles in a repeating color palette of blue, gray and orange with white.

I got the fabrics over at Stitchin’ Stash on Etsy. Julie always goes the extra mile showing me how fabrics look together. I used nine fat quarters, three of each color.

FQ bundle

From each fat quarter I cut two 4 1/2″ squares and two 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangles, for a total of 6 per color. (I used the remaining fat quarters to make the pillow.)  From white, I cut thirty 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles for in-between the shapes plus nine  2 1/2″ x WOF (width of fabric) for the sashing.

quilt pieces

I also found the perfect backing to accent the baby room decor.

arrows fabric

Then it was time to sew, it came together so fast!

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I also made some arrow pillows, couldn’t help myself!

arrow pillows

Choosing which thread to use for the quilting proved difficult. I had to make samples to be sure. While blue was the color of choice, the orange retained it’s integrity better over the blue fabric. So ORANGE it was!! I did go with the stipple design to offset all the straight edges.

stippling

The quilt size is 38″ x 50″.

blue and orange quilt

I also tried machine binding which was perfect!

machine binding

I really LOVE, LOVE, how it came out!

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Happy Birthday Baby Dean!

It Starts Today!

March 2nd 2015

Today is the day!

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Hop on over to Susie’s Blog andcheck out my Simply Striped Pillow.

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This was such a fun project thanks Susie!! Below are the other participants. Tomorrow Susie will feature her own pillows.

On March 3rd, Susie herself right from her Sunroom!

On March 4th, meet the very skilled Geta from Geta’s Quilting Studio

On March 5th, meet Sheri, Multi-project extraordinairre, from Sunshine in the Attic

On March 6th, meet lovely Lara from Buzzin’ Bumble

On Marth 7th, meet Amanda the Most Clever Mug Rug Designer better known as The Patchsmith and

ON March 8th, Susie’s very own sister, Amy from Amy Made That (my very first quilty bloggy friend)