Friday, August 2, 2013

Positively Coastal

A friend of mine from when I was in high school is having a baby boy -- his first child.  I wanted to make him something special -- something I would love too.  I am much better at girl quilts.  I have five boys, and our house is filled with girly quilts.  So I was a little worried about whether I had the necessary boyish fabrics to make the perfect quilt.  I have to say, I feel successful.  I LOVE this quilt.  

I used the backing fabrics as my guide and just pulled fabrics from my stash in those colors.  I could not be happier with the result.
I'm kind of wishing I had more of these fabrics so I could make a throw-sized one of these babies.  I hope my friend and his wife like it.  (Otherwise, I'll ask for it back . . .  just kidding, mostly.)

Pattern is here.

Linking with Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


This is one of those shameful WIPs that have been sitting around FORever, quilted but unbound.  The center is all that was left over from this quilt -- first round of ORB quilt-alongs.

I was afraid of the scalloped edge.  I wasn't quite sure how I wanted it to look.  And I was quite sure I was going to mess it up.  Yesterday, I bit the bullet and just did it.  It was an easy one to get off my list.  I don't love it.  The corners are too tight.  I should have made a rounder scallop.  I'm wishing I had done a little more on the long sides.  Now I'm even wishing I had interspersed some of the border fabric with the squares and made it look like the squares were breaking out of the box.  (Sigh)  However, it's done.  And it's off my list.  And it will snuggle a sweet baby girl very nicely. 

I can't even remember what fabric line this backing is from.  I think it was an old Robin Pandolph line, but I can't even recall.  It's just what was left of whatever fabrics I used for the front (and the other quilt).  Three cheers for a WIP that is no longer hanging over my head!!

Linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday tomorrow!