A Quilt for JamesJanuary 23, 2014
Ah, my third and final nephew of the year. My sister – as you all know from her previous post – gave birth to her sweet baby boy, James, in December. I had picked out the fabric for this quilt before knowing what gender she was having, but I based in on colors she was featuring in the nursery. I think it turned out adorable – if I do say so myself.
It actually took me quite a while after purchasing the fabric to decide on my final design of the quilt. I wanted each nephew to have a different pattern, so I picked rectangles and spent hours doing calculations to pick just the right size. Each rectangle was cut 3″ x 7″. This used the fabric so efficiently I had to NOT use one row to ensure my backing fabric fit! All-in-all, the quilt came together better than I expected. Especially because this was also the first time I made my own binding – which I LOVE on this quilt.
I had a great time making all of these sweet nephew quilts, and I’m excited to watch them grow up (with the quilts, of course!).
Until next time…Enjoy.