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I finally got around to starting on the baby quilt for my nephew, who will be born in mid October. There’s nothing like waiting for the last minute.  The theme for his room is going to be Monster’s Inc., so as a starting place for this quilt, I took a trip to Baby’s R’ Us and picked up one of the crib sheets that matching the rest of the stuff in his room. It was perfect for fussy cutting a few characters for the quilt blocks.

I made sure to pick up the crib sheet first, so that I could match fabrics to it.  I’m really happy with the fabrics I found. Most of them came from Let’s Sew in Evansville, but I picked up a couple of great polka dots at Quilts N’ Bloom in Haubstadt as well.

fabric for monster's inc quilt

fabric for monster's inc quilt with crib sheet

For Huxley’s quilt, I decided to go with Cluck Cluck Sew’s Squares and Strips quilt tutorial.  The tutorial doesn’t have a crib sized option, but it was pretty easy to make up in a 4×6 grid, giving me a total of 24 blocks, and a finished size of 32×48-inches.

finished monsters inc top detail

For my version of the quilt, I used 8 1/4 yards of fabric, and did not cut out the solid squared until everything else was done. I only ended up needing 6 solid squares, instead of the 16 I would have cut.  That made for a much more scrappy baby version of the quilt.

quilt top

I attempted pretty outside photos, but WIND.

quilt top

The only thing left now is to decide how I want to quilt it.  It will probably end up being something simple, because that’s my style when I have to quilt things myself.

What projects have you been working on this week?

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10 Comments

  1. carol fun on September 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    What a wonderful quilt! Love the colors and the modern feel… I’m sure this will be well received and well loved. happy stitching!

    • Andrea on October 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Thanks so much Carol! I’m looking forward to giving it to my nephew.

  2. Rachel on September 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Very pretty colors!

    • Andrea on October 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Thanks, Rachel. I had a lot of fun picking out the fabrics.

  3. carrie wikander on September 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    This is a beautiful quilt that will grow along with the baby – he will love it forever. Great job.

    • Andrea on October 1, 2015 at 10:19 am

      I certainly hope that he does. Of course, I’ll have to get it finished first.

  4. Katie V. on September 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Oh my gosh! Those color choices are adorable! Looks great! Can’t wait to see what you choose for your quilting.

    • Andrea on October 1, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Katie! The color choices were easy, since I started with the crib sheet, I was able to match fabrics to it. Because I’ll be quilting this myself, it will probably be quilted with simple lines.

  5. Roben on September 30, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Monsters Inc. – how fun! This quilt is sure to be loved.

    • Andrea on October 1, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Roben! I certainly hope they love it.

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