Little Man Quilt

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, a soon-to-be first-time grandma asked if I could make a quilt for her grandson. After a few messages back and forth to iron out the details I got started on a quilt for her new little man!


Little man woodland themed teal, navy, and gray baby quilt


The quilt started with a woodland-themed fabric panel, solid gray, and gray minky.


Little man woodland themed teal, navy, and gray baby quilt

Even though the fabric panel was already made to look like a quilt, I really wanted it to be more "authentic." So instead of leaving it as is, I actually cut it apart and sewed it back together!


Little man woodland themed teal, navy, and gray baby quilt

After using minky on a recent quilt for my own baby, I'm hooked! I want to use it on every baby quilt forever! 


Little man woodland themed teal, navy, and gray baby quilt

I taped the minky to my dining room table, then placed Warm & Natural batting on top, then the quilt top on top of that. After smoothing out the wrinkles, I pin basted it.


Little man woodland themed teal, navy, and gray baby quilt

For quilting, I kept it simple by using Aurifil 50wt #2605 Grey and my walking foot to quilt straight lines on either side of each seam.


Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt

I finished up the quilt by adding the solid gray binding.


Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt

The quilt finished about 40" x 50" - a great size to grow with baby!

This quilt is my 59th quilt finish for the year!


Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt

This quilt is going to look great in the nursery, but will also get lots of use on the soft minky side! 


Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt

It might be because I'm a boy mom, but I'm such a fan of the gray/aqua/navy/white combo!


Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt
Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt

Congrats to the new grandma! I can't wait to get a photo back of a cute new baby on the quilt!

Let me know if you have an idea for a custom quilt! I'd love to make one for you!

 Woodland navy, aqua, gray baby quilt


Linking up with Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney Quilts, Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication, Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter, Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF at Alycia Quilts, and Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting.

18 comments:

  1. I love the cut up panel! It is so much cuter than the full panel.

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  2. I love how you sewed the panel, it adds a lovely touch to the quilt top. And I know that minky will be loved!

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  3. I also love the Minky for the back of quilts. The only negative I can see to the Minky is that if it is in a fire, it melts because it is polyester. I like to use Quilter's Dream Angel in baby quilts because it is 100% fire retardant, but when I pair it with Minky backing, the whole purpose is defeated. Sure wish Minky would figure out a way to be fire retardant too! It is so soft and wonderful!!! You made a beautiful quilt that I am sure will be well loved!

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  4. I can't even tell it was ever a panel! It's much cuter the way you did it. Wonderful!!!

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  5. I never would have guessed that was a panel, Laura! I do like that navy/gray combination too! Love Minky, but I'm not really a fan of working with it. I have a stack of leftover pieces that I'm not sure what to do with. I may try to incorporate them into a quilt if it works!

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  6. This is just darling! I love that fabric line :)

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  7. That fabric is adorable and cheers to you for cutting it up and resewing. I know why I would do it, just not so sure I would. I, too, love to see boy fabrics - not so easy to find. If I see a really good one, I do pick that up.

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  8. This is just such an adorable quilt! But my question is. . . when do you sleep?? <3

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  9. All the heart eyes for this quilt Laura! The colors are fabulous, I really like that panel and that you cut it apart and sewed it together again. :) I'm sure the new Grandma is going to love it! BTW, the building in the background of your pics is the *perfect* background! Thanks for sharing your quilt on Main Crush Monday!

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  10. It's beautiful! I'm a big fan of that colour combo, too :) I bet the new little man will love that quilt for many years to come.

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  11. Great use of a panel - brilliant to cut it up.

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  12. What a great idea to cut it up and reposition...lovely colour combo.

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  13. Oh so sweet - I too love minky! and congrats on 59 quilts! wow!

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  14. I agree, that's a great color combo! Minky is so soft and warm for baby. Perfect quilt. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  15. A lovely quilt, those fabrics are great! And 59 quilts, you sure have been busy!

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