Stacy from Freshly Handmade is one of my favorites! She is always busting out some awesome and amazing quilts. Everytime I go to her blog, or see her Instagram feed (@freshlyhandmade), I am always happy. First, her photos are amazing (even on Instagram), second, she just has an eye for fabric choice and placement. I love EVERYONE of her completed projects....
It might have taken me 8+ months to finish, but I'm pretty sure my son thinks it was worth the wait. Finally, he too gets to snuggle under his very own quilt. This quilt started out a little sketchy, in my opinion, when I let my son pick out whatever solid colors he wanted. Needless to say, I was horrified at the color combination he chose and had to jump in and rectify the situation. You can read all about it in my first posthere. I have to say, it all worked out splendidly.
I'm not usually one for super bright colors, but I really love this quilt, especially for my son. He loves life and is genuinely a happy kid. Happy is how I would describe this quilt as well.
I backed his quilt with super soft green minky and used a black and white stripe binding fabric, which I think works perfectly. I racked my brain on how I wanted to quilt it, but ultimately decided less is more for this one. I straight stitched on both sides of the vertical and horizontal seams using a charcoal colored thread. I debated on that too, but thought the gray with blend well with all the colors and look a little more masculine.
I stitched this one a little bit differently using off white thread. I also stitched diagonally through the blocks and stitched in the ditched horizontally and vertically. I love how that turned out. I wanted to make this one unisex, so I decided to back it with red minky instead of green.
This quilt is available for purchase in my newly opened Etsy store and would make a wonderful baby gift. Below is the link to the listing.
Modern Unisex Plus Patchwork Baby Quiltnded up making the quilt a little less wide than I had originally planned, so I had left over blocks to make a baby quilt.
I am going to be working on a softer, more feminine version of this quilt and plan to offer a pattern as well.