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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!

blue and orange quilt 2

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!