I just got back from the hospital where I got to hold the brand new baby boy that this quilt belongs to. He was born this morning, weighing a hefty 9 lbs. 15.8 oz. He has beautiful strawberry blond hair. My arm is still aching from holding him!
When his mom found out he was going to be a boy, I set out to pick a cute boyish pattern and colors. I happened to be leafing through a QNM and saw this quilt, in these exact colors. Usually I don't like the colors they choose but this one really appealed to me. All the fabrics are 30's reproduction prints. It went together much quicker than I anticipated seeing that there were so many triangles involved. I have had several other people tell me that they want that exact quilt.
I love making baby quilts. They are so quick! If I don't like a particular block, its not that big of a deal to start over. Or if I get tired of making a particular set of blocks, they often end up as a baby/kid quilt.
I have only one friend that expecting right now and she wants me to wait until they get their ultrasound done so I can do a gender appropriate quilt. For her first baby, I just made a neutral quilt because they didn't find out it was a girl until the birth.
Tonight I think I will work on the scrap quilt again. I drew up the quilt today on EQ5 and figured I have enough of the blue fabric for the alternate squares if I do a 5 by 5 diagonal setting. I have 15 of the pieced blocks done - so 10 more to go. I think I am going to use a dark green fabric for the setting triangles around the edge.