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Two new loves: a quilt and a boy

This quilt (previously chronicled here – as well as my fashion faux-pas) is now finished. And I am in love. If it weren’t for an adorable new nephew with whom I am trying to curry good favor and a cherished title of “favorite aunt” (the competition is stiff!), I just may not have given it up.

(Cue gratuitous ‘cute baby photo.’)
Look at this boy. Can you blame me?? 

I think that one of the things that I love about this quilt is that none of the prints came from the same fabric collection.  My sister chose the Alexander Henry jungle print – which we used on the back – and from there she just looked for colors.  (A good example of using a focus fabric and then pulling coordinating fabrics.) The white sashing definitely ties everything together.

I like how it isn’t your traditional baby boy look, but it’s definitely boy. Do you know what I mean? The quilt is going to go with this bumper pad. I also like that the quilt and bumper coordinate but aren’t super matchy-matchy. (That’s what you get when both parents are artistic. I mean, look how their kid turned out.) I may take the scraps and make one to keep for myself.

I’m linking up to AmyLouWho!

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72 Comments

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    Jodi
    October 7, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Oh, my, who could NOT fall in love with that little baby boy! How precious! And the quilt is wonderful!

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    Blue Is Bleu
    October 7, 2010 at 6:32 am

    So cute! (The baby and the quilt hehe) I have trouble giving up quilts too… it's quite a sickness we have!

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    Hen
    October 7, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Lovely quilt, lucky boy – and such a beautiful baby!<br />Hen x

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    angela
    October 7, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Whoa – he is SO adorable! I love them when they&#39;re all snuggled in their soft one-piece outfits.<br /><br />And the quilt is awesome – I should &#39;shop my stash&#39; that same way for the next quilt I make.

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    Nedra
    October 7, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I LOVE that quilt, and would love one too. I can see why that precious little face made it possible to give away.

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    a little bit biased
    October 7, 2010 at 7:06 am

    He is beautiful; and so is that quilt! Great job!

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    randi---i have to say
    October 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

    what a beautiful baby AND a great quilt!

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    Sarah Craig
    October 7, 2010 at 7:16 am

    That is a gorgeous quilt – and I love the fact that you paired up the fabrics by yourself! That&#39;s becoming a lost art, I&#39;m afraid….. And that baby is just adorable! I don&#39;t blame you for going for title of Favorite Auntie!

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    Jan Hatchett
    October 7, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I can&#39;t blame you one bit for wanting to earn the title of &quot;most favored aunt&quot; when your nephew is so gorgeous! He is going to love that quilt–and you so very much!

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    Leslie
    October 7, 2010 at 7:27 am

    this is gorgeous..i love that alexander henry print….and your sweet little nephew is precious

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    AMKreations
    October 7, 2010 at 7:28 am

    That quilt is amazing…my favorite colors too! Orange and Brown! I love it.<br /><br />What a beautiful little man! Congrats!

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    DeeRoo
    October 7, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Oh Amy…Congrats…I don&#39;t blame you for wanting to be the &quot;Fav&quot; Auntie!:) I&#39;m sure that will be no problem for you. Your new nephew is beautiful!!<br /><br />Yes, I love that AH print. I used that on my baby boy&#39;s quilt too…my 21 year old baby boy!:p

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    Mary
    October 7, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Such a sweet baby boy, and I&#39;m loving that you used so many different fabric lines. I need to venture out of the box and do that more often!

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    Brynwood Needleworks
    October 7, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Love your quilt, Amy…and such a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations to all!<br />xoxo<br />Donna

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    Little Lady Patchwork
    October 7, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Congrats Amy! Both of them are so SUPER adorable!<br /><br />XOXO,<br />Stefanie

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    Katie B.
    October 7, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love this, Amy! I&#39;m hoping this pattern will make its way into your shop!

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    GreenStyleMom
    October 7, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Love it! <br />What color thread did you use to quilt?

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    neubiewaters
    October 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Your nephew is quite a cutie! Congratulations to your family

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    Char @ Crap I've Made
    October 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Love how his outfit also color coordinates with the quilt. πŸ˜‰

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    Mauri
    October 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful!! Love the colors and all the fun fabrics. I would have loved this for Chase&#39;s room when he was little. His nursery stuff was all safari themed. What a talent you are! And that little baby boy is too darling. Just want to give him a little kiss on his sweet little bald head. πŸ™‚

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    Donna
    October 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Both the quilt and the baby are adorable. The baby wins the Cute! constent! Happy quilting.

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    9patchnurse
    October 7, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Oh my, he is just as sweet as pie!! He&#39;s gonna love that quilt and his favorite auntie!

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    StrawberryBlond
    October 7, 2010 at 8:57 am

    He has to be one of the handsomest babies I&#39;ve ever seen! What a sweetheart. I do love the quilt. Your sister has a good eye (it seems to run in the family). All that sashing can be hard to line up but you have it done perfectly! Thanks for sharing.

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    Julie Swenson
    October 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

    This is a beautiful quilt! I just stumbled across your blog and you have an amazing talent. Did you use a pattern for this one? I have been dying to make one where the squares are a little different but I have been avoiding drawing up a pattern for myself and figuring out all the measurments. Let me know how you did it! Thanks!

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    mel
    October 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

    adorable quilt – love the colors and that it is boyish without being over the top – and your nephew is darling too!

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    Kristie
    October 7, 2010 at 10:13 am

    So sweet- both the quilt and the boy! Those big eyes make me melt!

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    MomBrose
    October 7, 2010 at 10:44 am

    the quilt looks fantastic! And he&#39;s just yummy! πŸ™‚

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    October 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Oh he is adorable!!! Congrats to the parents!<br /><br />love the quilt…great colour scheme and a fresh change from the usual blues.

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    Stitched With Prayer
    October 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Wonderful quilt … and you definitely got the &quot;Awwwww!&quot; from me when I saw the beautiful baby boy. So precious!

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    Trudi
    October 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Oh I don&#39;t normally get all goooey over babies, but he&#39;s just adoooooorable! The quilt&#39;s not bad too! LOL Pretty darn cute the pair of them!

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    Jennifer
    October 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    So cute! Both the baby and the quilt! What did you use for the &quot;filling&quot; of the bumper pads?<br /><br />Jennifer πŸ™‚

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    QuiltyGirl
    October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I love using fabrics from all different lines! It makes the process more fun and satisfying when you&#39;re done. πŸ™‚

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    Jen
    October 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I love it! It looks super soft too! What a sweet baby! I have one of those at my house, a sweet little angel-nephew. So much fun! I want to see the coordinating but not matching bumper pad!

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    Hollie
    October 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    It turned out so well. I love it!

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    Sarah Jane
    October 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    It turned out so cute! Can&#39;t wait to see it in person. I don&#39;t stand a chance at &#39;favorite Aunt!&#39;

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    Rhanda
    October 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I am shooting for &quot;favorite aunt&quot; too! That baby is beautiful and so is your quilt!

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    Candace
    October 7, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love the quilt, and the baby is adorable.

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    Dena
    October 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Your quilt is beautiful… almost as cute as your nephew. LOL

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    Jackie
    October 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    He is adorable and I&#39;m sure he&#39;ll have all his aunties wrapped around his pinkie quicker than we can blink!<br /><br />He also looks dressed to match your quilt so maybe you&#39;ve made some serious inroads in being the favorite? It&#39;s a beautiful quilt and I&#39;m sure it will be precious to him.

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    Ellen
    October 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    He is precious and deserves an adorable quilt. I am quite sure you&#39;ll be favorite aunt! Its a good title to have, and one that I am quite proud to hold myself. I always tell people that being an aunt is my favorite job in the world.

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    gnee @ Singing With Birds
    October 8, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Congratulations on your beautiful new nephew and your quilt made this week&#39;s Top 5 Hits. Come check it out and grab a button if you&#39;d like. Thanks for such a fun post!

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    searchfamilies
    October 8, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I love this it beautiful<br />Hugs Janice

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    Paula and Mel
    October 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    What a handsome guy and so lucky to get such a wonderful quilt. I am sure you will be his &quot;favorite auntie&quot;. <br />Enjoy!<br />Paula

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    rikkismom
    October 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Adorable and precious!! Beautiful skin coloring! I love the quilt colors and the quilting, too.

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    Nana Shanna
    October 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Amy, you do such beautiful work. Bret and Laura did too. πŸ™‚ He&#39;s adorable and has grown so much since we saw him last month. I wish they could have brought the quilt on their visit to us, but will look forward to seeing it another time. You&#39;re a gem.

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    Anna
    October 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    such a cool quilt and what an adorable little guy! πŸ™‚

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    Lisa
    October 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Both quilt and baby are perfect! He is sooooo sweet!

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    Catherine
    October 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    A beautiful non-traditional boys quilt and I love how the mix of fabrics look so good together. No can&#39;t blame you with that cutie!

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    amylouwho
    October 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    This is GORGEOUS!! I want to do something like this with all the Heather Ross fabric I just got. A very blue and orange look. Did you follow a pattern or just make it up! You are so great! LOVE it!!<br /><br />PS – glad you linked up!

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    Abbey
    October 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I am loving this quilt!!! Great job! (and Uber Cute baby as well!!) πŸ™‚

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    Vicki
    October 8, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    beautiful quilt! I am a huge fan of mixing fabric lines, I think most of the time that makes for a more interesting and beautiful quilt!

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    Lauren
    October 9, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Adorable! The quilt and the baby! Great job!

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    lemonadegal
    October 9, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Good gravy – that is a beautiful quilt! You did a fantastic job. And I could just eat that little sweet boy! Thanks for sharing. To me the hardest part of quilting is picking fabric. Your sister did a great job!!

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    Kristen
    October 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    AH has some great prints! This is an adorable quilt. <br /><br />He&#39;s the cutest!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    October 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

    The quilt is perfect Amy and he is just adorable.

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    Aunt Spicy
    October 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Amy, that quilt is just fabulous! I think the fabrics and colors go so well together!

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    Sarcastic Quilter
    October 10, 2010 at 7:34 am

    That is just beautiful and bright. Well done.

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    Laura-Lu
    October 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    HOORAY!!! Thank you so much sister for offering your time and talent to us, we absolutely love the quilt and will treasure it always πŸ™‚

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    Tara @ Tara Being Tara
    October 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    This quilt is perfect! You&#39;re totally right about it being completely boyish without it being too cheesy.

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    madebymum
    October 11, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Amy this is so cute. I get what you mean about not traditional baby boy quilt but really boyish.

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    ktquilts
    October 11, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Love those boy colors!! They even match his jammies!<br /><br />Great quilt!!<br /><br />Blessings,<br /><br />KT

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    Restorative Living
    October 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Beautiful as ALWAYS! Love the fabric choices. CUTE!!!

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    Lisa Ann
    October 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful, both the baby and the quilt! I love the quilting and fabric choices!

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    Elizabeth D.
    October 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    What a sweet quilt! I love Alexander Henry&#39;s Zoo fabrics, they are so darn adorable!

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    Me? A Mom?
    October 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I love this quilt and it&#39;s so funny because I just finished a quilt with the same color scheme and the same AH zoo fabric as the backing (http://www.meamomblog.com/2010/10/welcome-to-world-baby-banner.html). <br /><br />I&#39;ve been feeling all <i> meh </i> about it and seeing this quilt makes me realize why…I hate that I didn&#39;t put any white space in the quilt. And while I still like

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    Quiltstory
    October 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Gorgeous again! Love this quilt completely! THanks for linking!

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    Brandi
    October 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    That is awesome! πŸ™‚ I also love that it&#39;s boy, but not traditional! And he is a cutie!

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    Sheila
    September 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    do you have a name for the quilt ? Like I would love to make this pattern can you help me?

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    amy smart
    September 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Sheila,<br /><br />Hoping you will see this comment as I don&#39;t have a return email address for you.<br /><br />I don&#39;t have a name for this pattern – I made it up as I went along. πŸ™‚ It&#39;s been a while, but I&#39;m pretty sure I just made 7&quot; (finished) blocks and sashed it with 1&quot; (finished) strips. I hope that helps a little!<br /><br />Amy

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