I am so, so excited to share this quilt with you all! It's such a special little quilt. After designing the Squared Up quilt pattern at the beginning of 2021, I shelved it to work on other projects until its scheduled release in the fall.
But in the spring someone dear to our family announced her pregnancy and I just knew I had to make her a quilt and I honestly couldn't think of a pattern better than Squared Up. So I dug out my handy notebook full of my notes and rough math and got to work as soon as she knew the gender.
Baby Boy Quilt
For the color palette I went with soft blues, greys, and mints. The mom-to-be mentioned she'd be using those colors in the nursery. It's honestly the perfect color palette for a baby boy quilt.
For the quilting, I wanted something with texture but I didn't want it to over power the quilt. I decided to use the squiggle stitch on my Janome 9450 (stitch 20 under quilting) and adjusted the stitch length until it was just right.
It adds just the perfect amount of the texture to this quilt, but still lets you enjoy all of the soft prints in the fabric.
My favorite little detail on this quilt is this cute little bear on the bottom right corner. Not entirely sure why, but I just love him so much!
I ended up deciding to forgo the borders included in the pattern for this quilt and I'm so happy I did. It makes it just the perfect size for a newborn baby, but also just big enough for him to grow into over the next couple of years.
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Quilt Pattern: Squared Up by Cotton and Joy
Quilt Top Fabric: (These were all from my stash/scraps and sadly do not have the names of most)
Backing Fabric: Moda Grunge in Grey Paper
Binding Fabric: Kona Blue
Pieced and Quilted on a Janome 9450.