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! 


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!

Anonymous said...

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

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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