Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baby Boy Quilt

With this bunch of fabric, I plan to make 3-4, or even 5 quilts for family members and friends who are having babies this year and early next year.
I'll throw in some red for those who don't know what they're having.  Several folks already know they're having a boy, so these colors are perfect for that.
I threw this baby quilt together.  I've been wanting to make a half square triangle quilt for a while now, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.  It measures 24" x 36".  I thought about making it a little bigger, but I always hear that people make baby quilts too big, so I thought I'd stick with a small one for now.  I really like how this came out.
I thought about using Minky on the back, but the more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards using a flannel instead.  I'm thinking flannel might be more practical. 

I'll probably just do some straight line quilting on either side of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal seams.


  1. So cute!!! I LOVE HSTs, so many possibilities;-)

  2. Love your baby quilt. HSTs just have endless possibilities.
    I have used Minky fabric as backing for couple of my baby quilts and I absolutely love it. You just have to keep the quilting simple and remove the sticky slippery sheet while free-motion quilting.
    Minky dot fabrics work well as backing.