I cut 5" circles and 7" squares and just pinned a circle in the middle of a square, stuck a pin in to hold it, zig-zagged around the raw edge, pulled the thread ends to the back and knotted them for a neat finish, and voila. Easy as pie. It was fun picking out the fabrics and threads for these quilts.
As with the girly quilts, I quilted with my walking foot. I used a silvery grey Aurifil 50 weight thread on top and a yellow Aurifil 50 on the back. I'm amazed at how the silvery grey seems to behave like whichever colour it's with. I've heard tales of it's chameleon-like nature but it's amazing to see. I just sewed and sewed and sewed easy, organic wavy lines from side to side on each quilt. This was my first time quilting like this and I have really liked the effect. It was kind of fun, too. Liberating to just meander the stitches as I felt like.
The quilt backs are a yellow cotton and it's printed with white line drawings of cats and dogs.
The binding is a black and white check. I love it for the binding.
You might notice that one guilt is more "black and white" than the other. Just playing with fabrics and colour. It's good to switch things up a little.
I like to imagine these quilts as being not only kind of I-Spy-ish in design but, more than that, inspiration for the telling of stories, singing of songs and nursery rhymes, word and number play, making connections, and ... as babies get older ... for a tangle of "toddler twister" games.
Name: Baby Boy Circle Quilts (very original)
Size: 39" x 33" (37" x 32" washed)
Pattern: None - 5" circles and 7" squares in a 5x6 block arrangement
Fabrics: Various solids and prints from stash ... no particular fabric lines
Backing: Yellow and white dog and cat print (I don't remember the fabric line)
Binding: Black and white check
Quilting: Organic wavy lines using a walking foot
And now that they're all washed, crinkly, and snuggly, and with the my childhood crib.
Here are the boy and girl quilts side by side - 4 in total.