It seems that lots of people are having baby boys this December or January, so I’ve been working on some quilts for gifts and just finished this one up last night.
Now you may have noticed that this quilt looks a lot like my past few baby quilts. I really have a thing for log cabin and am a serious creature of habit. I didn’t use Kharma Baby for the fussy cuts this time—this fabric is Alexander Henry with an assortment of jungle type animals.
The log cabin fabrics are all from my stash (which surprised me that I had enough blue and green) but I relied heavily on DS Prints and used the coolest dark blue with egg shaped dots for the binding. It frames the quilt nicely.
Esther enjoyed being the quilt holder! The finished size is 41.5” square which was a tad large for her to hold up. The sashing is Kona ash.
I used up the rest of the dog and frog fabric in my stash to piece the back. The colors go perfectly with the front and this quilt is going to a little boy who has two older sisters, so he needs as much blue and green as possible to balance out all the pink!
I free motion quilted squiggles with contrasting green thread from Connecting Threads. I made a set of flannel bibs to give with the quilt.
My stash bee block for November was sewn and mailed in the nick of time. The points lined up perfectly. Last time I made this block there was a little hiccup at one of the intersections. Making all the different bee blocks this year has helped my piecing skills immensely. I’ve tried some things I never would have tried without being in the bees and every new experience has helped me figure out a new skill.
A package from Connecting Threads coming in the mail today or tomorrow. I’ve been stalking the tracking info. I ordered a tool called the Angler 2 for sewing hsts and can’t wait to try it out! Hope you have a great Thursday!