Baby Boy Smalley's Quilt

I recently finished a baby boy quilt for a friend of mine!

I decided to use fabrics I had in my stash for this. I'm really trying not to let my stash get out of control! It's such hard work. It's so much more fun buying brand new fabric! Ha.

This is another half square triangle quilt like this tutorial I made. Since I used fabric from my stash rather than fat quarters, I decided to start with 10" squares rather than the four 9" squares you get from a single fat quarter. 10" layer cake squares would be great to use for this quilt.

For the backing, I purchased the same Lost and Found 2 - Strip Gray print from Riley Blake that I used on this baby boy quilt. I browsed around for other options but I just love this one so much! It's a perfect understated boy pattern that matches just about anything.

For the binding I used Bella Solids Royal yardage from Moda. I thought about going with a bright orange for contrast, but I knew the nursery was all blues. 

I used a meandering free motion quilt pattern for the quilting. I just love how crinkly it looks after you wash and dry quilts. If you'd like a tutorial on this kind of quilting, Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Frannson! has a great one here.

I hope this gets used often for play time, tummy time, wrapping him up for walks, etc. I can't wait to meet the little guy in just a few weeks!

They haven't quite decided on a name yet, so for the packing I used their last name. 

 I featured this packaging on my calligraphy blog if you wanted to take a look! :)

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  1. Hello, I love this pattern you did. Did you do any sort of layout planning or did you just put them together randomlly?

    1. Thanks for the question! I placed the half square triangles randomly on the ground and moved them around until I thought the overall look was what I wanted. I didn't want there to be any sort of pattern but you could definitely create one with these half square triangles!