Friday, February 13, 2009

Buckeye’s Baby’s Quilt

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?

 

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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. :)