My BFF Nan was due to have her second baby boy in mid-august. Way back in May, I started this quilt for the new babe.
Since I made her first son's quilt so intricate, I decided to pick a fabric collection that had large prints and would speak for itself. Not that I didn't want to do all that work again, I just wanted something totally different for his brother. When I found the organic Commute and Mod Basics collections by Birch Fabrics, I fell in love. It was perfect.
I drew it out, making visualization so much easier.
It went together super fast- I had it all cut out and sewn together in one day.
Once I had it all together- I decided it needed an outside border. I ordered some more solid grey fabric and it sat on my shelf until....right before the baby was born and I was due to visit to give the finished quilt away. Hahahaha.
Luckily, while visiting in Utah, my mom introduced me to a woman that could get it quilted and back to me in a week. We gave it to her on a Thursday and since her load was light that week- she had it back to us on Saturday! I quickly made the quilt label, and my mom was nice enough to bind it for me so that we could give it to baby Henry on Monday.
I'm so pleased with how it turned out!
Here is the back.
I used a few pieces that didn't belong to the Commute collection, like this cute little house print.
I love this shade of blue.
This triangle building reminds me of the Transamerica Pyramid in downtown San Francisco.
This is my favorite print- those dandelions and tiny birds? Sooooo cute!
I love that this collection is full of fun, bright colors- without being primary.
I know I'm obsessed with grey, and it's totally in right now, but I think this quilt will stand the test of time.
This bike print is the focal point- it ties in everything else.
The pattern that is quilted looks a lot like the trees from The Lorax. It fits so perfectly, don't you think?
The chevron prints are from riley blake and moda.
My mom does such a better job at binding than I do! I'm so lucky that she took over!
Total photo overload, I know- but I forget the details so quickly once I give them away!
Even though I may live far away from them, these boys will always know how much I love them. Always.
I think he likes it already.