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!


  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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. :)

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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.

  13. says

    Amy, you do such beautiful work. Bret and Laura did too. :) 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.

  14. says

    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!

  15. says

    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!!

  16. says

    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. :) 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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