November 22, 2014

Central Park Squares Baby Quilt

There's a new baby in my world...
one of my friends has waited for a very long time
for the safe arrival of little Samuel.

I just had to make a quilt for this special little boy!

{ALL babies are very special, but Samuel is truly a miracle.}

Samuel's nursery is filled with animals,
so I started with an animal print
from Kate Spain's Central Park line for Moda.

I found most of these coordinating fabrics at Rose Room Quilts.

I had recently stocked up on polka dots,
and they were fun to use in this quilt.
I love the Ta Dots in Sea...

 the small cream dot in orange from Riley Blake...

and the solid olive green.

My favorite print, though,
was the Random Pencil Check in Linen,
which I used instead of a plain background solid.

I labored {hee hee} over what pattern or design to use,
and in the end, I decided to use colorful squares,
set off by the neutral pencil-check blocks.
Before I knew it, I was ready for the quilting step.

I kept the quilting very simple, 
just stitching 1/4" on each side of the seams.

{I wanted to give this quilt to baby Samuel before he is ready for kindergarten.}

This quilting looks so cool on the back, too!

For the binding,
I chose those happy orange polka dots.

I finished the binding by hand-stitching,
and that is a process I really enjoy.

{Do you like that part, too?}

So there we have it...
just 5 different fabrics, made into a finished quilt, 
ready for a bundle of joy!

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  1. A new baby is always exciting and this is a great quilt to mark the occasion.
    p.s. I love hand finishing the binding too although your machine binding tutorial is awesome.

  2. Sure your friend will be delighted with it!

  3. Sometimes, simple is best! This really shows off all 5 of these great fabrics. Lucky baby.

  4. I was just thinking this morning how much I adore hand finishing quilts...and here you are mentioning it!! Love the quilt, I know it will be treasured!


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