Baby quilt

My brother-in-law and his wife are having a new baby next month but we don’t know if it will be a boy or a girl.  I was racking my brain for what kind of quilt to make and in what colors.  I was inspired by a quilt in last year’s McCall’s Quilting Scrap Quilts magazine by Gerri Robinson called Le Jardin Cerise.  I loved the pinwheels inside of  scrappy blocks.  I shrank the blocks down from 8 inch to 4 inches to make a smaller quilt and made it in blues and yellows with red pinwheels.  I couldn’t decide what  exact size it should be so I added a couple of borders.

Baby quilt.

Pinwheel Baby quiltThe really great thing was that I didn’t buy any fabrics to make this!  I used the fabrics I had which actually wasn’t too  hard because someone gave me a whole box of 30’s reproduction fabric fat quarters a few years ago and I just haven’t had the occasion to use them yet.  Some of them had cute little cats and ducks on them so I thought they’d be great for this project.  I did buy the flannel for the back which is white with yellow & blue polka dots.

flannel back for the baby quilt

The more I look at the quilt though, the more I think it would be better for a boy than a girl.  I always think of pinks for girls but I guess we’ll see.  I figured I could always make another quilt after the baby is born if it is a girl.  I could even use this pattern and just change out the colors.

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