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11.23.2009

Baby Ragged Squares

Another baby quilt finished. . . This is a baby sized version of my first Ragged Squares quilt from way-back-when. I had some extra blocks left over and I thought it would be perfect for a baby boy. Turned out pretty cute. . . Not too girly, I hope? And I tried something different on the binding for this one. I thought that everyone who made 'real' quilts hand-stitched the binding on the back. Not so. I recently read over at Red Pepper Quilts (she makes FABULOUS quilts, BTW) that she uses her machine to sew her bindings. I thought I would give it a try.


I made the binding 2.5 inches wide, ironed in half, stitched about 1/4 inch from the edge on the front and had plenty of foldover to stitch-in-the-ditch on the top, catching the edge on the back. It doesn't look as neat, of course, but will probably work for baby gifts and such. And it was so much faster. Whew.




Please note: Friends and family, I no longer have any good fabric for baby boys. If you could please limit your baby creating to those of the female sex, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

13 comments:

Jan said...

Great idea, I think I'll try it. I don't mind hand sewing, but my fingers get so sore. (I don't know how to use a thimble.)

quiltermom2 said...

LOL I love those colors and I don't think it's too girly at all... in fact my son said he loved it and he is almost 5! And I like you also don't have any boy fabrics!

Lisa said...

Great colors! I think it's perfect for a boy.

Stephanie said...

LOVE it! So I'm curious as to who the lucky person is to get this? I am jealous. I think I may need to have another baby so that maybe I can buy one of these bad boys from you :) Cute. And all that quilting talk is a whole bunch of gibberish to me. wow. I have a lot to learn.

The Wynn Family said...

I love it ... and yes it is great for a baby boy!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Very boy-ish! I love green and blue together. Binding looks good too. I am so in love with Red Pepper Quilts. She makes some of the most amazing quilts! Good job!

Kelly O. said...

for your sake I hope your family adheres to your desire for girls only--however a boy would mean a fabric shopping trip!

Kelly O. said...

I haven't known how to go about this thanks for the idea

MissesStitches said...

Not a bit girl-y! Its a beautiful quilt. Love it.

Erin said...

The quilt looks great. I had to laugh out loud at your request for only girl-type babies from this point forward. ;-)

luckycharm said...

Another beautiful quilt! I just discovered your blog yesterday and have enjoyed going back thru it to see all your awesome quilts and the beautiful childrens clothes. I especially love the "flights of fancy" you showed back in sept. I went to the link provided to get the pattern but it wasnt there. Any chance you could give me dimensions of the center and width of sides? Great backdrops for your photography too. Thanks for sharing!

wishes, true and kind said...

Wonderful quilt! Really very pretty!

joan

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

Beautiful quilt!

You don't know me, but I'm having a girl in about 10 weeks if that helps at all :)