My new nephew arrived yesterday and I am just dying to see, smell, and kiss him. I shipped off his quilt and other baby goodies (like this hat) today, but since his Mama is still recovering in the hospital, I think it's fairly safe to post pictures here without ruining the surprise. :)
This quilt is seriously quick and easy. I found the pattern over at my favorite quilting blog - Cluck, Cluck, Sew! She has taste, talent, and a fabric stash to die for. And I love every one of her patterns. I had some of the same fabrics she used on her version (called The Road Trip Quilt), and I needed quick and easy, so I decided to go for it.
I hate the cutting step in quilting--I'm not very good at it and it takes forever! But this quilt is super quick to cut. What I was most impressed with was how quickly I was able to lay it out. Usually I am moving fabrics around for at least an hour before getting it just right. This one came together without moving one block. Not one. Part of it may be that I had a good variety of fabrics (different size prints and colors), but really, I just think this is an incredibly easy pattern. Thank you Cluck, Cluck, Sew! (Be sure to stop by and tell Allison 'hi' from us!)
The fabric comes from two lines: Wheels and All Star by Riley Blake Designs. This is my new favorite quilting fabric company. They do a lot of My Mind's Eye designs (one of my favorite scrapbooking companies!). If you can't find any of these specific lines left anywhere, check out the new All Star 2 line--it is similar to All Star and completely cool. It is on my wish list for the next baby boy quilt I do.
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