Baby Boy Quilt

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass

Clyde's nursery reveal is coming eventually - I'm trying to decide whether to add some name art to his walls before I write the post, but I thought I'd go ahead and share the quilt I made for him now!

I've made quilts for both Wyatt and Gwen, so I knew I was going to make a quilt for Clyde too.  I like making my own quilts/crib bedding, because I just usually don't find pre-made crib sets that I really like - this lets me pick my own colors and fabrics.  They don't turn out perfect by any means, but I'm not entering it in competitions or anything - I just do it for my babies!  I have fun with it!

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass

I got the idea for this block-y quilt from this book.  I'm not really a traditional quilter (I wouldn't really call myself a quilter at all, really, I just make them when we are adding to our family).   I like big, chunky pieces because it's so much faster to sew together!  This book has tons of fun ideas for modern-looking designs.

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass

I just sketched out how I wanted mine to look, figured out how big all the pieces should be, then I arranged them all on the floor before I sewed them together to make sure I liked the way it looked with the different fabrics and patterns.

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass

After I put all the pieces together I took it to my old neighbor who does the actual quilting for me.  She picked this cool flame pattern, and I like the way it looks!  After I got it back from her I just folded the extra backing over the edges and sewed it down for the border.

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass

I really like the way it turned out, and it looks great in Clyde's nursery!

I feel like I should come up with a name for the final product, something more interesting.  "Baby Boy's Quilt" is a little boring - the colors actually reminded me of the beach, which may have influenced the theme I picked for the nursery. . .  

Maybe I'll call it my "Surf's Up Quilt".  Or "Anchors Away Quilt"?  Or maybe I'll steal the baby shower theme name from Ashley and call it my "Ahoy, It's A Boy! Quilt"!  Something like that anyway.

Beach-Inspired Baby Boy Quilt | Through Clouded Glass


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Mrs. Pedersen said...

Love it!! The colors are gorgeous. (=

Hannah said...

I love this quilt! It is absolutely perfect! It looks like a simple pattern to follow too. Love the colors you chose!

Katie said...

Love this Callie --- great job!

Caroline said...

Love the color!!!

la petite lulu said...

This is gorgeous! That blue & orange is my fav colour combo :)

Tania said...

I love it! Gorgeous colours- you are so clever! 💙

Melanie said...

Love it! You did a great job and I'm in love w/that turquoise chevron print you added!!

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