Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Sports Baby Quilt #3


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This week I finished the third of these little quilts (the others are here and here). This is definitely my favorite. I know it’s just squares sewn together, but I really like each fabric and the quilting I did on them.

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The solids are Kona Bluejay and Orange (from my stash), and the net print is Grafic from You + Me by Latifah Saafir for Hoffman. (Okay, it’s really chain link fence, but play along. Or it could be the fence around your outdoor court, all right?)

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(I really like this fabric collection. I’d consider doing a project based on these fabrics.)

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I started by quilting in all the ditches with the walking foot and Bottom Line (60 wt.) light blue thread. Then I switched to Masterpiece (50 wt.) in a deeper blue that matches the Bluejay. I quilted diagonally through at the blocks in both directions. I switched to the free motion foot to add circles to the “basketballs” and grids to the blue squares. The bottom thread is white Bottom Line.

With the diagonals already stitched, I was able to stitch the 1″ grids in each square without cutting the thread.

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While waiting for Yuri to show up, I took a photo of my husband’s stream and pond. You can spot Yuri hurrying in behind the chairs on the right.

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So, yes, this is as fun and snuggly as it looks.

I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Let’s Make Baby Quilts at Michelle’s Romantic Tangle.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

10 thoughts on “Sports Baby Quilt #3

  1. So cute. I like how you pulled a quilting motif out of one of the fabrics. Cool idea. Some little boy is going to love this.

  2. great idea for a quilt for a baby

  3. Yuri looks so official! How do you ever get him to pose so well.

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  5. The quilting in the orange squares is inspired! Great job.

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