One of my dear friends from college, Chad, and his beautiful wife, Jil, just welcomed a handsome baby boy into their family. In honor of his arrival I just had to make…(what else?)….a quilt! Chad is a very accomplished sequential artist (check out his crazy drawing skills on his blog here) so I wanted to do something with a fun, comic-esque feel to it. After toying with some different ideas (super hero cape quilt?) I found this incredibly fun outer space patterned fabric and fell in love. Isn’t it just the best for a little boy?! Space ships, rockets, robots and planets. What could be more perfect?
These staggered strips make me think of take off. Into the great unknown!
And here’s the back. I tried something new with the curly cue quilting pattern on the large block and absolutely love how it turned out. Gives it a masculine vibe.
(What a great helper the Hubs is. Check out that righteous Chaco tan!)
I think it turned out pretty great. Hopefully it will bring joy to baby boy for years to come!
B tested it out and gave it his official seal of approval.
Space Cream by Monoluna for Birch Fabrics (space ship print)
And I really can’t remember what the solids are. I gotta get better at writing this stuff down.
Afton – that’s great stuff!
By the way – i couldnt’ help but notice Josh feed under the Quilt 🙂
Guess that’s what you get when a guy watches a quilting blog-post!
Thanks Ferdi! Leave it to you to notice a very helpful and sacrificing husband.
Adorable!!! You are one talented momma 😉 and you have one handsome little boy that I really really really need to meet in person!!!!! Miss you and Love you!!!!!!!
Thanks Danielle! Some day maybe we’ll get our crew, your crew and Amber’s all together and have some real fun!!
Absolutely beautiful. My orthodonist has quilts hanging in his offices. His mother is the quilter. When I asked Dr. Guelff who the artist was you could see the pride in his smile. “My mother “.
Really nice work, Afton. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Deb. Wish I could do it all the time!!