Boy Quilt for Owen

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Boy Quilt for Owen Pattern

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Quilting: Boy Quilt for Owen
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Category:

Quilting

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Blanket/Bedspread

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Pattern Description:

As a gift for a new baby, this quilt is destined to become a cherished keepsake or a practical gift that will be used for many years. The quilt shown above was obviously designed for a boy with fabric ranging from puppy dogs to baseballs and the Boy Scout motto. However it would be just as cute in colors for little girls. Or here's a thought. Change the name to Fido or Spot and it becomes a quick and easy washable throw to protect a favorite chair from the pooch.
The recipient's name is appliqud onto the finished quilt top and edges are left to ravel and soften over time. The backing is made of a soft flannel which keeps baby warm and is soft against the skin.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 40 x 56 inches . Name letters are approximately 8 x 10 inches. At the end of the pattern you will find directions for making this quilt 45 x 60 inches, which should fit a standard toddler bed.

Materials:

  • Rotary cutting tools (self healing mat, rotary cutter, quilter's ruler) Note: pieces may be cut by hand with scissors, but it is much faster and more accurate to use a rotary cutter.
  • Sewing machine with patchwork quilting foot, used to ensure standardized 1/4 inch seam allowances. However if your machine provides another method for this, or you are good at maintaining a fixed width seam allowance, you may not need a special presser foot.
  • Quilter's pins - these are bent safety pins and are used for basting. You may baste layers of quilt with thread, but again, pins are faster and easier.
  • Seam ripper, thread clipper or embroidery scissors, sewing gauge or ruler.
  • Quilting frame or hoop
  • 1/2 yard each of seven different prints suitable for the recipient. Since I made this for a young boy I went with puppies, boy scouts, etc. in blues and reds.
  • 1 3/4 yards flannel for backing
  • 3/4 yard flannel for binding
  • Batting - 1 piece crib batting

About Designer

About Designer

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Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, and wet felting techniques to create unique works of art.
Kay blogs about her craft at http://www.stitchingtimes.blogspot.com. She says, "I learned to crochet, knit and sew at my mother's knee. She ...

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