My sewing bud Claire recently had a baby boy whose name begins with M. Time to make a baby quilt. Twist my arm. We quilters LOVE making baby quilts.
Also, I’m developing a HST Alphabet quilt block pattern, and this was a great excuse to test out the letter M!
The blue and green half-square triangles (HST) are made from 5″ squares, pre-cuts from the Moda Fabrics Grunge fabric collection. The solid white/greys/black are by Robert Kaufman Fabrics – the Kona Cotton Silent Film precut charm square bundle is perfect for this! I always have these on hand, stocking up at the Fat Quarter Shop.
Gotta love a good backside 🙂
Yes! I think the design works! I followed my design for the letter itself, and then I randomly placed HST units around it, three rows deep on all sides. A little geometric, drop-shadowy, and masculine without being too baby-ish. Who knows, maybe after he’s used it as a baby quilt, he’ll display it on his bedroom wall. The finished quilt measures about 46″ by 43″.
I looooooooovvvvvveeeee quilting with my Juki. Such a smooth process. I still need to name her!
For the back, I used grey Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander via Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I love how the geometric quilting looks on the back. Having a subtle all-over print or a solid is a good way to make the letter stand out.
Ah, the crinkle that comes after washing and drying is sooo good. Awesome texture.
Claire (@sewingoverpins) shared a photo of her little fella on Instagram on his brand new quilt! What a sweetheart.