Baby Quilt 4

Well, I planned on posting this on Saturday or Sunday, but I got sucked into a good book and was too lazy to blog.  Does that ever happen to anyone else?

Anyway, this is the last baby quilt I have to show and it was the only one I worked on in the last week.  I don't try to save up quilts to show here, but I seem to go through spurts of quilting and binding as well as reading :)

Baby Pushrock Quilt


Every once in awhile (when I have a cutting spurt) I put a sharp new blade in my rotary cutter and I tackle a huge pile of scraps until they fit nicely in this bin.  I have 2.5", 3" and 4" squares, 1.5", 2" and 2.5" strips in here.

My bin of precut scraps makes me happy!


One day I was cutting scraps while my husband just sat at the table watching me.  So, I gave him a stack of squares and asked him to pick through them and choose some for a baby quilt.  Then I took his choices and the remaining pile and sorted a little bit more, added some white squares and this is the quilt that came out of it.

Baby Pushrock Quilt


I'll be sending it to a dear friend of mine who is pregnant with her first.  They don't know the sex of the baby yet, but blue is my second favorite color next to green, so I think this will work for a boy or a girl.

Baby Pushrock Quilt


On Thursday I'll be thread basting my Farmer's Wife quilt. I am so excited! My friend, Jessie, is letting me use her quilting frame. So if you follow me on instagram or flickr, you'll see some basting pictures pop up! 

7 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

This is beautiful quilt! Lovely simple pattern to show the fabrics and white makes it fresh! x Teje

Muriel said...

what a cute little quilt! I definitely think it will work for both a boy and a girl.

Jenny said...

blue is definitely good for boy or girl. sweet quilt Melinda.

Heidi Staples said...

All these baby quilts have been sweet, but I think this one is my favorite. Simple patchwork like this gets me every time!

knitting sandwich said...

oh i love that you and ben picked out the squares together! what a special gift for your friend!
-melissa

Carla said...

Well I think you and hubby make a great team. The new mamma will love it!

cassandra said...

I love your scrap cutting storage plan. It makes more sense to me than what I've been doing which is sorting scraps by color in baggies. Yuck. Thanks for the idea!

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