A little quilt for a little man

My best friend from high school is preparing to welcome a little man into the world pretty soon.  That meant it was time for a little quilt.

Making this quilt was pretty special for me because I had made his parents a quilt for their wedding three and a half years ago when I started to get into quilting as a longer term hobby.  They use the quilt pretty much daily, so I’m excited for this one to get some use, too!

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It’s also special because it’s the first boy quilt I’ve ever made. The bed set mom and dad chose had a lot of colors, but I didn’t want it to be too busy. I chose this pattern from Michelle’s Romantic Tangle and made some slight modifications. I sized it up a bit and added mitered borders to allow more room for shrinkage.

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It came together very quickly, but, when the top was finished, it was missing something in the center. Chris had the idea to add a star, so I did my first bit of appliqué. 

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The back is a chevron flannel and it is minimally quilted making it super soft for baby.
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Remember the quilt for mom and dad I made over three years ago? It had been that long since I’d seen them! I was able to fix that by heading to Chicago for the shower to deliver the gift in person! That made this quilt extra special and I can’t wait to do it again to meet Little Man!

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