Monday, March 23, 2015

It's A Boy!

Ha! Ha! I fooled you! It's a baby boy quilt that started out as an idea that popped into my head last Friday morning. I grabbed a bunch of scraps, mostly Denyse Schmidt fabric strips, and just started sewing them together. I added several blue strips from my scrap bin to balance the colors and make it look more boy-ish.
*Disclaimer: No Yardage was harmed in the making of this quilt. It is made entirely of scraps and upcycled jeans.

baby boy quilt

baby boy quilt

By Saturday afternoon I had a finished baby quilt. 
I have been wanting to make a jeans quilt but decided to try using a few strips in this quilt first to see how I like it. The pocket was begging to be used, so I added it to the front and will include a small toy or softie when I gift it. Thanks to my Instagram friends for convincing me the addition of the pocket was a good idea.

I quilted it with straight lines in a one inch grid, improv fashion, like the quilt itself. 
The binding is also scrappy, made from bits and pieces of leftover binding, scraps and strips that were in my scrap bins.

For the backing, I grabbed pieces of odd cuts that were used in other quilts, waiting in the destash pile or scrap bins.

With several friends and relatives expecting babies this spring and summer, I hope one of them is a boy.

Quilt Stats:
Name: It's a Boy...quilt
Fabric: Mostly Denyse Schmidt scraps, with lots of others added, repurposed jeans.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt., quilted with Perma Core 40 wt. color Lucerne Blue.
Batting: Warm and White
Backing: Pieced from stash.
Binding: Scrappy
Pieced and Quilted by me on my Bernina 820.
Size: 42" x 44"

I think I'll link this up with Leanne and Nicky the next time they have a Scraptastic Tuesday.

Scraptastic Tuesday


Unknown said...

It's great, Di! The pocket is so fun.

Geri said...

Such a great quilt - I know someone who's having a boy - =)

mascanlon said...

I love the whimsical touch the pocket adds Di. And isn't it fun to just sew with what's on hand, this came out so very cute.