Sunday, 5 June 2016

Orange and Blue for a Baby Boy

A friend just had her second little boy and so a new baby called for a new quilt. I picked oranges and blues from my stash to make another Charming is a Plus quilt. I really like this pattern, as it's striking and simple. The oranges come from Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics and the background used a chambray from Robert Kaufman.

Ollie wants to know where his cushion is and what I'm doing with his chair. 
I quilted it with wavy lines fairly widely spaced to keep it soft. 

I like the effect of the scrappy binding when the background is solid.

With 12 squares instead of 9, the quilt is a good size that can he should be able to use for a long time.

I used some flannel wide-backing I picked up on sale from Fabricland. I usually buy from my local quilt shop, but sometimes I can't help it when there's a good sale.

I've got one more baby quilt to finish quilting and binding, then I'll be moving back to different projects already in progress :)