Sunday, December 21, 2008

Baby Boy Bug Quilt

This little boy quilt is for someone special, hopefully that someone doesn't check this blog very often! I made it based on the tutorial on Amanda Jean's blog, based on Alissa's Land and Sea Quilt. I made my blocks 8" instead of 11" so I could fit more blocks in the baby sized quilt. I put some rough instructions below for making the wonky block. The back is the cute bug flannel that I love and is EXTRA warm and snuggely, perfect for all this SNOW we have in Seattle!

This is how I made my blocks a little wonky. Follow Amanda Jean's instructions, except I cut my strips 2.5 " wide to make a 9 " blocks and then I cut it to size after its sewn. It seems like my blocks always turn out a little stretched or shrunk after sewing, so I leave some extra fabric and trim them to size, so my 8" blocks are perfectly square.

I made my blocks a little wonky by making the center strips different sizes, I cut the one on the left 1.5" and the right 3.5". Then after sewn you can turn the blocks to create the wonky look.
I used 1.5" white sashing on this quilt, I really like the 1.5", which after sewn is more like 1".

This quilt is about 37x37" square. Happy holidays!


MichelleB said...

Just lovely! Thanks for the instructions on the wonky blocks.

Sara said...

Very cute, I love the wonkyness of the blocks!

Alissa said...

I love it! Yeah - I did my blocks a bit wonky like that too. It's fun!

Dena said...

I thought our snow would never go away. We ended up with over 31 inches and had icycles hanging from the roof of our house to the ground. Luckily, we're high enough elevation that when the valley flooded it didn't affect us.

I happened across your blog today. I really like this quilt. Thanks for the instructions on how you made it. Although it's a very simple block, it is nice to see that what I "thought" is correct. LOL

April said...

Lovely design with a difference in the pattern.I like the patches...with borders they look very nice really....bright and colorful.


Dee said...

I love wonky!!! I have 40+ year-old butterfly blocks that ended up being odd-sized and I haven't quite decided how to make them square. I think I just found my answer.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Looks like a fun quilt or hanging to do, just love what you did with the colors and all.

Pegasus said...

I am wanting to make this quilt for a baby coming in the family and got the pdf for Alissa's Land and Sea quilt. My question for you is about yardage. Did you follow the yardage in Alissa's pattern or did you change it because your quilt was smaller? Thanks.

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