Monday, October 31, 2011
Baby Boy Swoon Quilt
I knew when we were in Hawaii - I would spend a lot more time than I actually wanted to in our room. That is what happens with a almost 2 year old. So I took a few quilt projects with me. We hit Costco up and I bought a sewing machine. I used it for 12 days - taking very good care of it - and returned it on day 12....it wasy the only way I could think of to stay sane without having to lug my sewing machine all the way to Hawaii. It worked like a charm. I got several projects done. One being this cute little quilt.
I was throwing a shower shortly after returning home - so my goal was to get the swoon block done in Hawaii - which I accomplished. Came home, threw a big white border on it, quilted it, and had it bound with about 12 hours to spare. This quilt turned out better than I had hoped. I was a little nervous with the smaller square sized quilt as the gift - but love the end result.
I used Sweetwater's Hometown line which I am loving right now. The blues and greys are perfect for any little boy. This was a very clean very, classy look, which is exactly what I think of when I think of Eliza who is about to have baby #1! I loved the back polka dot almost as much as the front.
I'm glad it matches her nursery so well. If you haven't gotten the Swoon pattern yet - run out and do it! I'm still working on my big size swoon out of Hometown, but have had fun making a baby size and a fall table runner using just one block. Its a great pattern.
Thanks Eliza for sending me the pics! Can't wait to meet T3!