I finished the little brother’s quilt today. About 20 minutes ago, in fact. I was too excited to wait and share.
I went for the Kaleidoscope pattern by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew. I actually had recently purchased it because I knew someday it would come in handy, and after sifting through all your quilt suggestions, I decided to first see what fabrics I really would use together in a quilt. That left me with a few smaller piles instead of the huge one that started it all… and this pile kept calling to me. Subtle. Calm. Unlike little boys, I’m sure :) One of you suggested a simple strip quilt, but I only had a few fabrics that weren’t fat quarters… which was totally a bummer. I loved that idea.
Kaleidoscope it is! It nearly did me in, cutting out the template pieces. Only because I am pregnant and anemic and standing (or sitting) for too long puts me out of commission. Healthy, non-child-carrying people could probably crank this out much faster than I did. I did use my AccuQuilt Baby Go! for the circles, since the template was almost the same size as my 3” circle die. I love that little machine.
I mostly went with fabric I had, but I knew I’d need a solid. Nothing I had worked, nor did I have enough of it anyway. I ended up hunting for a soft blue, and found the perfect Bella Solid at Fat Quarter Shop. Aside from that purchase (1 yard), I used everything else from stash. I freaked out when it came to the back, because I didn’t have a piece nearly big enough. So, I used those fabrics that were WOF and still ended up with a strip quilt (kinda!)! My husband likes the back more than the front. :)
Leftover yellow from the Wild Thing quilt ended up as the most perfect binding.
I LOVE this quilt. I am going to wash it a few times before the baby comes, because it will get softer with each wash. Especially since I stippled a little closer this time around.
And, I do plan on making a different quilt with the cars, planes, and bright primary colors. I’m just not sure if I’m ready for that kind of excitement yet. ;)