I was asked to make this baby boy quilt for my daughter to give to a particular friend. I hoped, as I always do, that it was going to be a collaboration between me and my daughter. It didn’t quite work out that way. She had a vague idea of what she wanted and although I tried to get her opinion on colors and design she wasn’t that interested in participating. I was on my own .
I knew the mother-to-be was expecting a boy. My current color crush was on light grey. I’ve always lived near water. Water is a source of inspiration. So of course modern, simple, clean, and an impressionistic idea of sailing, brought about my design.
The photo story starts after the quilt was pieced. It’s fresh. It’s modern. It was made to be loved by a little boy.
I make Kid quilts, to be washed a lot, and hopefully worn out with love and use. It’s my hope that good construction will bring years of comfort to the baby. I used 100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton batting, and 100% cotton 40 weight thread. Here is a link to the digital design from Anne Bright Designs, called Goldilocks.
Come sail away. Come sail away. Come sail away with me.