Monday, March 14, 2011

Flying Geese Baby Boy Quilt


Hooray! I actually finished a sewing project! Admittedly it's a pretty small quilt, but a finish nonetheless. This little quilt was a shower gift for a very special baby boy. Of course, all babies are special, but we couldn't be more excited for the safe arrival of this particular one after the heart-breaking journey to parenthood his mom and dad to be have experienced. And these friends of ours appreciate hand-made very much, so it was a joy to make.

I hoped to get some more cheery photos to show you, but our weather up here has been downright craptastic (word of the day!) with no signs of letting up & this has already been gifted so here we go.

I started pulling lots of boyish fabrics from my stash before we knew the gender of our own little one on the way, and even purchased a few "just in case". And I finally got to use lots of favorites that have been just sitting unused for years, like old Heather Ross goldfish and dogs. A simple flying geese pattern to show of the colors and prints seemed like a good way to go. The quilt finishes at roughly 30x36, was backed with a soft flannel from Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannel collection, free motion quilted and bound with a Park Slope leaf print in blue.


We topped the gift off with a little store-bought something, and these tiny baby boots I whipped up last week. Aren't they adorable?? I'd already forgotten how little baby feet are! I found this wonderful pattern, Stay-On Baby Booties and used some Koigu PPPM, which is a great yarn and comes in tons of delicious colors. Our own baby will be getting many pairs of these little socks!


Now that this gift is taken care of, I can turn my attention back to my sorely neglected Single Girl quilt. If you've joined in our Single Girl Quilt-along too, don't forget to hop over to Nova's blog today for the latest installment - Hand Quilting!


16 comments:

  1. i love it, and I love small quilts.

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  2. such an amazing quilt! great for greeting a new little man. hooray!

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  3. it is beautiful!! and those baby boots are just too cute.

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  4. Love the boy colours. it's so hard to find nice prints and colours for boys - girls are waaaaaay easier to make for in every way! I'm also feverishly knitting baby bootees at the moment, but I haven't tried that pattern yet. I remember always panicking that the toddler's feet would get cold in the sling when he was little.

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  5. Oh, the quilt and the booties are to die for! I'm sure that the parents (and the baby) will love them!

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  6. Megan, I love it. I think you did a great job with the colors- seems it is more difficult to find fabrics that are appropriate for a baby boy. The booties are precious too. Such a special gift for a little one. :)

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  7. The baby quilt is just perfect, but those slippers? I'm dying! They are the cutest business EVER!!! How wonderful for your friends, to have a handmade genius friend like you.

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  8. What a perfect little quilt! And those botties - I think I have made some like it - aren't they the most clever?? And I finally am tracing and cutting out my Single Girl fabrics - better late then never:) The group is so helpful!

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  9. what special fabrics and the backing - so nice! I really like it.

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  10. Really beautiful! I love the colors you used! And who can resist flying geese? :)

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  11. Its beautiful, Megan! I love the colors.... it seems like we don't get to do little boy quilts very often, but I'm going to keep this one in mind!

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  12. Cute little booties! The quilt is lovely too. What a lovely gift.

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  13. LOVE! The blues and greens are beautiful.

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