Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Custom Order Baby Quilt

A custom order baby quilt in pictures.

Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

I was asked to make a baby quilt for a yet to be born baby boy, and my instructions were "sew as you like". Okay, well that should be easy, right? I do like to sew without too much direction and patchwork sewing is how I like, but for some reason choosing fabrics and colors for a baby boy initially seemed so much harder than sewing for a baby girl. No pink, no pretties, no floral fabrics?

Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

I rummaged through my fabric stash and pulled out some fun "I Spy" fabrics ~ elephants, whales, birds - as well as a range of stash basics in a blue/green color palette. I then added several of my recently acquired Maze and Vale hand printed fabrics ...  and suddenly choosing baby boy fabrics wasn't that hard after all.

Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

There really are so many suitable boy fabrics right now, and as you can see I still did use several pretty floral prints. It all works. The quilt is fun, cheerful, and colorful, but in a quiet and understated way. 

Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a black/white text fabric from the collection  A is For by My KT. This fabric is just perfect for baby, toddler and kids quilts!

Custom Baby Boy Quilt ~ binding - Red Pepper Quilts
Custom Baby Boy Quilt ~ binding - Red Pepper Quilts

Blue and white stripe fabric for binding from my stash. No details on the selvage. I have stripey fabric in a rainbow of colors set aside for quilt binding ... and backing fabric too. I'll be making quilts for quite some time ...

Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

This baby quilt is now awaiting the arrival of a sweet baby boy. Any day now.

Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
Custom Baby Boy Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
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35 comments:

  1. It came out great!! I was issued a challenge to make a twin size quilt for a boy toddler that would STILL be appropriate for when he goes to university (she has a lot of confidence in quality, doesn't she?). Am having fun auditioning different ideas. Hope it comes out as nicely as your baby boy quilt!

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  2. So beautiful! I have some Maze and Vale Fabrics in my stash too and I think I will use it in a quilt as well. Thank you for your Inspiration! I just love your blog.
    Cheers ! Barbara

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  3. What a charming little quilt!

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  4. Love this baby quilt and your photo shoot is awesome!!! I have2 baby quilts to make and this idea would be perfect!!! Thanks!

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  5. This is so sweet and just perfect for the new baby.

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  6. I always love your quilts. You make every quilt look so polished and perfect.

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  7. What sweet prints combined to make an adorable quilt! Bravo, great job!

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  8. Such a sweet quilt. Perfect for a new bundle of joy! Great fabric choices, Rita.

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  9. You never cease to bring a smile to my face.

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  10. Another perfect little patchwork ; )

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  11. That is one lucky baby boy! The quilt is perfect!

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  12. Beautiful! And perfect for a wee boy. Will have to keep this calming style in mind if I get another nephew in a month!!

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I love the Pippa the pig fabric! I had made a couple of quilts several years ago for two little girls using fabric from that line, but I didn't have the fabric you used. I wish I would have had some! I will email you a picture the quilts I made.

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  14. Great fabric choice Rita!
    Lovely quilt!!

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  15. Isn't text fabric a boon to mankind. I love how it looks in a quilt. It somehow makes me think of a giant page from a book with the sleeper tucked between its pages.

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  16. I really like the text fabric for the background.

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  17. I love this!!!!!!!!!!! Your choices of patterns and colors is perfect on this boy quilt!!!

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  18. Me encanta!!!! És preciosa!!!
    Anna

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  19. Such a cute quilt. The I-spy never fails!

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  20. Beautiful colours for a little blokey! :)
    www.thequietstitcher.com

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  21. Wonderful! The binding choice is the perfect finish!!

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  22. Beautiful quilt! I love what someone above said about the text fabric being like a book page! Do you happen to have info on the flying birds fabric-- not Flight, but the other one in the 3rd picture? I know I've seen it before but I can't place it. thanks!

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  23. The way you put fabrics and colors together is just fantastic! :)

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  24. Love the quilt. I really like the "pop of red" that you used as well. This little boy will love it as well.

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  25. Very, very nice fabric choices. Love the overall effect.

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  26. Beautifully done....as always.

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  27. I just love your quilts ... and fabric choices!

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  28. Your quilts always make me smile. This is a perfect boys quilt. Great job!

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  29. You made an amazing quilt for a little boy!

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  30. How adorable is this little boys quilt, I love it.

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