I spent some time this fall making a quilt for a friend’s little boy. I haven’t made very many other quilts, but I like a minimal approach to patchwork. The bottom 2/3 of the front side is navy and gold (below). The upper 1/3 is two lighter blues. The navy/ sea portion contains a gradation of stitched waves (most visible in third photo), close together near the horizon and fading toward the bottom.

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The light blue/ sky portion is stitched with unevenly-placed stars/ twinkles. (below)

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On the back is a herringbone printed fabric from Nani Iro. I’m always so pleased to get to use one of Naomi Ito’s lovely fabrics.

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The warm orange binding really makes the blues pop.

The fabrics and batting are all cotton. The whole things is machine wash- and dry-able. At about 3ft x 4ft, the quilt is little enough for a crib, but big enough for a toddler, when he gets that big.

 

 

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