September 20, 2011

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Baby A's Quilt

Baby quilt #2 is under my belt!  A sweet friend of mine is having a little boy anytime now and I wanted to make her something special:

I've gotta say, I'm getting pretty good at sewing squares together.  It's such an easy way to make something so personal and fun-- I really love this pattern for a quick and easy baby quilt.   I whipped it up in about 2 afternoons. 

I call it "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles". 

The thing I love about making baby quilts is that I get to use some really cute fabrics!  This one is made completely of Robert Kaufman prints:  Remix Argyle and Zig Zag, Ready, Set, Go! Airplanes, Helicopters, Trains, and Traffic, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas- Lime spots in cotton and flannel.

The backing is flannel and I.LOVE.IT!   So perfect for snuggling your baby on a crisp, fall night!  It's also super-soft and will be great for "tummy time" or play time or whatever-- 

This was also my first time making my own binding.  It was super-easy and affordable and gives it all that custom look.  I will never buy binding again (if I can help it).

I really like how the zig-zag fabric did with the binding.  I didn't necessarily try to create a color progression around the perimeter, but I love that it happened naturally.  The other fabric up for grabs was the aqua with white dots.  I think that would have looked really nice too, but I was worried that back would be too dotty. 

I didn't put the letter "A" on the back because this baby hasn't been born yet and what if they don't name him what they think they will!?   I also couldn't bear to cover up any of that soft, snuggly flannel.   

I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out and I hope baby A and his family love it!

Next up: I need to make some girl quilts!!


  1. Ok, I am not a huge quilt person, but I LOVE that one!

  2. Such a cute design for a little boy - I love it!