Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Quilt for Baby Owen

Today's finish is a very special quilt I'm excited to share with you all. A friend from college & her husband welcomed their first child into the world last week -- a sweet little boy, Owen! Owen's mommy, Liz, and I first met in college 5 or so years ago and instantly hit it off. We experienced all sorts of crazy "college stuff" together and it's amazing that she's now a mom! I wanted to make a special baby quilt for Liz + baby Owen and I couldn't be happier with the results.

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Liz & her husband have been busy getting a new house ready for their first child -- including a nursery in gray + orange. I started by pulling several different gray & orange prints from my stash and chose to include a few pretty blues too. I'm not a huge fan of "typical" baby fabric/collections, so it was important to me end up with a finished quilt that clearly read baby boy without using those baby fabrics. 

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The 60 degree triangles used in this quilt all measure 4" finished from base to point. There are several different rulers + tools out there to help make cutting 60 degree triangles a breeze, but I find using my standard 24" ruler + the 60 degree line works perfectly. 

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I straight-line quilted 1/4" away from all the seams using a 50 wt. Aurifil thread. The resulting cross hatch quilting pattern on the back was a pleasant surprise. Vanessa's Simply Color chevron fabric made the perfect binding fabric -- and it looks like bias binding, bonus! You can find the fabric at Fat Quarter Shop.

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I have to admit, I may have caught the baby fever while working on this quilt. :) 

Enjoy Baby Owen!
xo, Megan 

19 comments:

  1. Great quilt Megan. Good job on those triangles, angles, diamonds! whatever! :)

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  2. So cute! I love the color palette.

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  3. This is really really beautiful! I'm always slightly worried that parents are very gender typical-minded and so default to "boy" or "girl" collections. You've just proved I need to get braver :) thanks!!

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  4. I love your quilt, I have been watching it on IG. So pretty. I just finished a yellow/gray/white one. It was a fun quilt to make. I will try another one soon. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Love the colors! I want to see the back with the quilting pattern you mentioned :)

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  6. So cute! Love the pop of orange!!

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  7. This is so pretty! The colors and the prints you chose look great together in triangles.

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  8. Very nice! I love the movement in the triangles!

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  9. Very pretty quilt, I love the quilting in the triangles. Great baby quilt.

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  10. Would love to see the quilting on the back! Fantastic fabric choices.

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  11. I have all of the pieces cut for a triangle quilt but I'm scared to get started :P Any tips for getting everything to line up as nicely as yours?

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  12. Love the colours and the triangles!

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  13. Great job! Show us that fabulous back!

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  14. It's adorable, and I'm so pleased to hear you say that you just used the 60 degree markings on your ruler...I would love to try this!

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  15. Awesome quilt, Owen is a lucky little fellow!

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  16. It's really lovely - we welcomed twins yesterday into the family - OWEN and JACKSON!!!! And here you are - with an Owen inspiration! Thank you.

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