HST Alphabet – M Baby Quilt

30 June

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!

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

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.

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

Gotta love a good backside 🙂

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

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″.

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

I looooooooovvvvvveeeee quilting with my Juki.  Such a smooth process.  I still need to name her!

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

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.

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

Ah, the crinkle that comes after washing and drying is sooo good. Awesome texture.

HST Alphabet - M Baby Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me

Claire (@sewingoverpins) shared a photo of her little fella on Instagram on his brand new quilt!  What a sweetheart.

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