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!