Friday, February 13, 2009

Buckeye’s Baby’s Quilt

Updated 3/2017-- all links (except to my own posts) removed as many no longer active. and it was easier than checking each one. 

This baby quilt is for our blog friend, Buckeye Surgeon.  His wife will be having a baby soon.  I have no idea whether the baby is girl or boy.  I hope I made it interesting for either, though I admit I found myself hoping the baby will be a boy.  Mostly I hope the baby is healthy.
I stumbled across this pattern while browsing through one of my quilting books.  It was a loose page I had saved from a flyer years ago.  It was called “Sunday Funshine Quilt”.  I can’t find who to credit it to.  They called the basic block – Funshine Block.  Think nine-patch.  The top and bottom row of the block is 2.5 in X 6.5 in rectangle.  The center row is made of three 2.5 in squares.  The finished block is then 6 in.
The quilt measures 42 in X 48 in.  It is made of scrapes and partial fat quarters.  It is machine pieced and quilted.
Here is a close photo to show some of the interesting fabrics.  I love the motorcycle tire in the center of the blue batik block.  I love the football player, the lion, and the “feet”.

Here’s another detail shot.  Here you’ll find a steer, a cowboy, an angel, and the front end of a race car.

This is the back.  I found this lovely flannel fabric in the remnant bin.  It was just over a yard of fabric, not quite enough for the back.  I sewed some dark green/brown flannel to each end.  Appropriate for Valentine’s Day – don’t you think?

10 comments:

Bongi said...

beautiful. but then your work always is. i think only one of your quilts is better than this one.

rlbates said...

Thanks, Bongi

Ivory said...

Your color work is lovely. What a special gift. My daughter would love this quilt, just as well as my son.

rlbates said...

Thanks Ivory.

Jabulani said...

This is another gorgeous quilt. I too like the lion - he looks such a cheeky character. My favourite fabric however, is the bold stripey one. For some obscure reason, it immediately made me think of a zebra!!!

purplesque said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors.

Cathy said...

It's beautiful. It is busy enough that it will keep a toddlers attention for a long time, as he/she begins to figure out everything that is on it. The backing is awesome.

T. said...

This is a wonderful quilt! Lucky Buckeye...!

Buckeye Surgeon said...

It is awesome. Thanks again Ramona.

rlbates said...

It was my pleasure to make it, Buckeye. :)