Unisex Baby Quilt

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve updated on here. So much has been going on, which I’ll definitely blog about, but the biggest project lately has been another baby quilt.

My cousin and his wife are expecting their first baby and since they’re waiting to find out the gender, I had to make the quilt for either gender. I can’t tell you how hard it is to find unisex. I know green/yellow, but I wanted to find a cute print to feature on the quilt that screamed “baby”.

I found a few, but ultimately, I went with Michael Miller’s Zoology in Lagoon. Sadly, this line has been discontinued, from what I could see, but I found an Etsy seller who carried the fabric. :-) Another reason why I love Etsy! :-) I also purchased some Hoopla Dot in Lagoon, to add to the quilt and also to bind the quilt with. It worked out perfectly.

Baby Quilt

I will admit, this is not your standard pastel quilt. I went a little bold here, because I thought it would look a little more fun, and I didn’t want this to look like any ordinary baby quilt. :-) You might recognize the pattern, since I used it before for a baby girl (it’s from Oh, Fransson!).

This time, I cut my own charm pack using the Go! Baby cutter that I splurged on. They have the perfect charm pack sized die. :-)

Unisex Baby Quilt

The rest of the fabrics were purchased at Hancock Fabrics. I wasn’t quite comfortable with ordering online, since I wanted to make sure the colors were pretty similar to the colors in the Zoology fabric, and I think I did pretty well here. Bundling fabrics together isn’t my strong point, but I’m learning. :-)

Unisex Quilt (back)

The back of the quilt is fairly simple. I really loved this gray polka dot fabric, so I wanted to make it the backing fabric, but I also wanted to once again feature the super cute Zoology fabric. Gosh, I love that print!

I also tried something new….machine binding. I had a few hiccups here and there (ahh…learning curve), but I definitely think I’ll bind my quilts this way from now on. It’s a lot quicker this way, and it doesn’t really look that bad on the front side of the fabric. I read multiple tutorials on blogs to get an idea of what I was doing, so if you’re interested in machine quilting, just check out the tutorials out there!

 

 

Comments

  1. I LOVE this quilt!! Awesome job!

  2. Oh I love that pattern! Great choice. Looks good!

  3. OHMYGOODNESS! This is toooo precious! I love the choice of fabrics. I’m impressed and jealous all at once! ;)

    Lucky baby… :D

  4. Super cute quilt! You did a fantastic job!

  5. Great choice in fabrics, Amy. It really is perfect for a boy or a girl. I can’t get over how great you have become at sewing. You are more than welcome to make me a new quilt, you know, in case you need more practice ;) Ha.

  6. You are so talented! I love the material you picked!

  7. Gorgeous quilt! Love the fabrics and the simple quilting

    Found you via Craftgawker

  8. I love it! The fabric choice and colours are amazing.

  9. Wow! I wish I knew how to quilt, that is so cute. My roommate in college had a handmade quilt on her bed that she sewed in high school and it was amazing!

  10. Just awesome! I love the colors- gender neutral but still stunning!

  11. Gorgeous! I love the colours you’ve used with this design.

  12. Awesome Quilt! I love it!

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