Baby quilts for boys in mind

With my first grandchild arriving sometime in December this year I have been thinking about baby quilts and I’ve enjoyed searching Pinterest and google images for lots of ideas.  Of course I have way too much fabric on hand and I could make several baby quilts without more shopping but new fabric specifically for a baby quilt is hard to resist.  Plus those baby quilts that require applique, even by machine, may just take too long now that I’ve left it this late.

Quilt made from 45 degree triangles.

Quilt made from 45 degree triangles.

So I’ve decided that quick and easy is the way to go and then once we know what sex the baby is I can concentrate later on a more detailed quilt that suits the baby. I thought I would leave rugby balls off this baby quilt, although the All Blacks are definitely top of mind this week but I think the father is more a soccer fan.  So a very safe bet would be triangles…..

 

 

 

A quick and easy bunting quilt.

A quick and easy bunting quilt.

Here’s a couple of triangle quits that could be sewn very quickly.  Bunting is still the rage so you could adapt the 1,000 pyramids pattern into a bunting-type quilt.  This quilt has pieced triangles but even easier would be to applique the triangles on by machine over an already quilted backgroud.  Triangles can form zig-zags or give the idea of yacht sails.  So baby boy and blue and sea and sky are natural colours you can turn to but to make it modern try a splash of orange (it’s the complimentary colour to blue, so will give the quilt pop) or a mid soft grey for a retro twist.

Turn the triangle again and you can made a zig zag quilt.

Turn the triangles again and you can made a zig zag quilt.

Blue with a complimentary orange

Blue with a complimentary orange

Mary

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Mary has sewn and fabric collected all her life and feels that to combine both in quilting is a real joy. She has been quilting, teaching, pattern writing and selling fabric for the past thirty years and can’t think of a more wonderful and fulfilling creative outlet.

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