April 27, 2012

On The Go Baby Boy Quilt

You know that making a quilt takes a lot of time.  One thing they're not is a quick project.  The last baby shower I went to depleted my stock of Baby Boy Quilts.  So, my next quilt project, or two, will be making a quilt suitable for a baby boy.  I like to be prepared!

I really like the On The Go Baby Boy Quilt, featured on Moda Bake Shop.

My first problem, and maybe the last one, is I don't want to use pre-cuts.  I want to pull from my stash and scraps.  This quilt uses 18 different prints, here are the fabrics, I've pulled.:

I thought these all qualified for the "boy" theme.  There are rockets, cars, trains soccer, stripes, checks, dots, letters and words.  

Since I am using yardage, I needed to chart how to get the cuts I needed.  I figured a 4" strip from each fabric would work.

From each 4" strip of fabric I cut a 3.5 x 3.5", a 3.5 x 3", a 4 x 4", and a 3.5 x.4.5 piece.

Then I cut the background pieces. There were 8 different cuts, most were 18 each, some 36 each, and a 12 and a 4 each.  I usually don't follow patterns, so this is very different for me.  Now, I ready to start sewing, Wish me luck.

May your bobbins always be full,


  1. Good luck, Jan. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

  2. I've looked at that pattern and loved it, but I too wanted to use fabrics from my stash. Being a newbie, I couldn't figure it out at all. Thanks for doing the math for me! (It's going to be super cute.)

  3. Good luck! Can't wait to see the progress posts =D

  4. Good luck, I'm sure it will be wonderful.

    Have a Liebster blog award, for all of the inspiration I get by visiting your blog, though usually in a urkful manner. http://longvacation-latestobsession.blogspot.com/2012/04/and-liebster-goes-to.html

  5. I love this one! Can't wait to see what yours looks like.

  6. I guess your fabrics will make a really cute quilt for a kit, and it's a good stashbuster, isn't it?


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