Some of my friends may remember that for several years I was a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Since at the time I was terrified of young children (silly me), I signed up for a teenager, and I ended up getting the coolest teenager in town – Stephanie. We spent four years together, going through some pretty major life experiences and changes, and I got to watch her grow up to be a beautiful woman.
That was several years ago. When I found out that Stephanie was expecting a baby boy, I just had to make little Grayson a baby quilt. I used this tutorial, and was able to whip it up in just a few sittings.
Again, I used a Moda jelly roll for the front, and then snagged this back fabric on sale from JoAnn’s. Mr. Right thinks it makes him dizzy, but I thought the colors and crazy pattern tie in well with the LOUD front. Sometimes I love stepping out of my muted color comfort zone and just “going for it.”
I quilted in the “ditch” on all the colored fabric, then did several vertical lines up the white sashing to add a little extra texture. I try not to over-quilt baby quilts because I want them to stay soft and squishy for the little ones using them.
Last night I got to give the quilt to sweet Stephanie, mama-to-be, and my forever friend. I can’t wait to hold that sweet baby boy of hers!
I love it!! I looked at the tutorial…that’s totally my kind of quilt 🙂 I think after I sew all of my niece & nephews & children’s Christmas gifts, I want to tackle this! Fun 🙂
Jenny, you should totally give it a try! It’s a really fun, easy project. Be sure to share pictures afterward!
So so cute! Love that fabric you used too…its perfect! Thanks for sharing! – Allison
Thank YOU Allison! I just adore your blog – one of my favorites!
Hi, I love the colours on this quilt. Its beautiful. May I ask what is the name of the jelly roll you used?
Karen I wish I could remember!