I have my mom to thank for finishing this quilt. She came over and cared for Henry so I could piece, quilt and bind this quilt before shipping it off to Minnesota.
It’s a gift for my high school friend who will have her own baby boy very soon. I had actually pulled out all the fabric before Henry was born, but then got distracted. Thank goodness for my mom or it would have never gotten finished.
I’ve been waiting for a chance to use these fabrics again. They are part of a jelly roll of Moda Pure fabrics. (I made a similar quilt for my friend Shelly’s little guy last year.) I also mixed in some brown a white solid strips.
Every time I post a strip quilt I get asked for the pattern. There is no pattern that I know of. Just sew the strips together. I also add a white strip along all four sides as a pseudo-border. Using a jelly roll makes this project super simple, because the strips are already cut. I’ve also made strip quilts with varying sized strips, which is fun, too (check out my Mickey quilt as an example).
This is one of my favorite fabrics for a baby boy quilt. I love the blue and brown, and I think the patterns are too cute. And strip quilts are also one of my favorite types to make. They are simple, relatively quick and easy to quilt on my home machine with a semi-straight line. They are also very forgiving. I had several major puckers on this one while quilting. But after washing it up, it looked just fine. (I’m also not a perfectionist with quilting, which is worth mentioning.)
I hope my friend and her baby boy love it as much as I do.
What do you think?