Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Geo Baby

The fabric and pattern for this baby quilt were chosen two full months ago, but let's just say I got distracted by pincushions and stuff. And wouldn't you know, new baby boy was born over the weekend as I was finally working to get his quilt finished.



Baby's mama chose the pattern - "Geo" by Samantha Green/For the Love of Fabric - one of oodles she and daughter dear and I have jointly pinned to a baby quilt ideas pin board over the last couple of years. I totally approved and was pleased when she asked for a similar look with the green and blue dots and ginghams. When all was chosen, I included 15 different fabrics.


Of course making and trimming all those half-square triangles took the most time, but at 32" x 44", it was actually fun, and I placed the trimmed squares on the design wall a handful at a time. I could have spent alot of time rearranging before final construction, but I always find that more confounding than living with the original layout. With a scrappy design such as this, no matter what you move, you'll have similar fabrics nearby etc. etc.



For backing, I pieced three different sizes of gingham together and I kinda love it! Random fact.... this gingham is soft! I used the same batting as usual, but the quilt definitely has a softer hand than normal. Perfect for baby. 


I quilted in Aurifil 50wt #2021 (Natural White) in a grid to one side of each square, horizontally and vertically, then to one side of the diagonal in one direction. With all that vivid green and blue, I didn't think I needed to accentuate anything with colored thread. Subtle suited this one.
 

Oh! The binding.... is the softest organic Window Dressing in Shamrock and Ocean by Cloud9 Fabrics. You may or may not remember I used Window Dressing in Twig and Coral to bind my recent Junish. I'm seriously tempted to plan my next quilt on which colorway I want to bind in next. It's that good.

This project was on my 2017 Q3 Finish-A-Long list!
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday!

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the excellent timing of the finish. It looks great and I'm sure it will be loved and treasured.

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  2. Great looking quilt. I love the color combination.

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  3. gorgeous! I know it will be well loved

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  4. Beautiful front and back.
    The binding is a good choice too.

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  5. I had out my (shoe-size) box of teals yesterday and wondered what I could do with them -- this would be the perfect pattern. Stick another random color with it and I'd have a winner. 4.5" unfinished squares? So cute!

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  6. Beautiful baby quilt for a couple of Seahawks loving parents. Looks perfect!

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  7. Gorgeous quilt Debbie! I agree...the more we move pieces around the more it becomes a conundrum! And who said that blue and green should never be seen together didn't know a quilter!

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  8. loving this quilt HSTs make the most amazing quilts and when combined with scraps they cannot be beaten

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  9. It is beautiful! Yes - I know about arranging and re-arranging :)! The joy of finally laying it all out and then....! You did a wonderful job of this. Love the backing too!

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  10. Once you start rearranging HST blocks...there is no end! It could go on forever. I love a good HST quilt and you are right, trimming takes the most time! Lucky little boy to have this beautiful quilt!

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  11. That is a beautiful quilt. I don't think you even have to be a Seahawks fan to appreciate those colors!

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  12. This is awesome! I love the colours and those backing fabrics are really pretty! Great finish and really nice gift!

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  13. What a great baby boy quilt! I love all of the different colors and prints you combined.

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  14. Super cute quilt!! Baby is sure to love it.

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