Our dear friends Brian and Kelsey are expecting their first baby, a little boy. Back when my husband and I were dating a zillion years ago, he worked with Brian and also happened to live in the same apartment complex. Then I moved into the complex, and it was like our very own Melrose Place, but without crazy Kimberly blowing up the joint. We spent most of our free time together, and after we got engaged and Brian met Kelsey, we were excited to see the two of them falling in love. At our wedding, Kelsey caught the bouquet and Brian caught the garter, so it was no surprise when they married shortly after my munchkin was born. Now, they're welcoming a baby boy of their own in the new year and we couldn't be happier for them. They will be wonderful parents!
I Heart by Rashida Coleman-Hale is one of my favorite baby boy collections at the moment, but I'm not the one who picked it out this time. I let my munchkin help out with this quilt, since he treasures his Uncle Brian quite a bit, and not just for his infinite superhero knowledge. The munchkin picked out all of the fabric for this quilt and I was super proud of him.
The blocks are inspired by the Charmed Prints quilt along at Gen X Quilters. Since I was working from fat quarters and half-yards, I decided to super-size the blocks and I think they turned out pretty nicely. I did have a bit of an oops moment when I fouled up adding the sashing in between the blocks. I forgot to add sashing in between the block rows, but I was in no mood to rip out my stitches, so I just went with it and made it work. I added a border of Kona Peacock to make it just a bit larger as well.
I'm really happy with how this quilt turned out and I can't wait to bring it to Brian and Kelsey.
Name: I Heart Robots baby quilt
Size: 40" square
Fabrics: Rashida Coleman-Hale's amazing I Heart collection for Timeless Treasures paired with Kona Snow and Kona Peacock
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread by yours truly
Binding: Machine bound using I Heart Dots Blue
Pattern: Inspired by AnneMarie's Charmed Prints quilt along