Bold and Bright : a boy quilt

I’m popping in today to show you the latest custom quilt I’ve finished.


I had the best time choosing fabrics for this one. I love Ed Emberley, but I knew I wanted some bold almost-solids to make the full quilt less chaotic. Along with several of Ed Emberley’s prints, I used a Dear Stella Sunburst Stripe (which I need a full stash of, by the way!), some Crosshatch Sketch, a couple Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids, a metallic chambray from Andover, and a gingham from Riley Blake.

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I wish the photos could show off the visual texture of the quilt! Its absolutely scrumptious! The lint on the star is not part of that texture I’m referring to. :)

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The back of the quilt is a flannel gingham from Riley Blake and the blue Crosshatch sketch which is also found on the quilt’s front. I added a narrow stripe of the blue on either side of the gingham, and I think it give the appearance of an elongated quilt. I like that. I also love how the two colors pop so perfectly.

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I quilted with straight lines on either side of both the horizontal and vertical seams, and then quilted diagonally through the centers and points of each square.

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The binding is that wonderful gray Sunburst Stripe. Even though its muted compared to many of the other prints, I feel like it makes such a great statement. Its so crisp and clean, without being a stark white.

My time over the past week has been spent making more Liberty bags. After immediately selling the extra ones I made, I had many people request them. So I’ll be selling a very limited amount. I expect them to be ready to go on Friday. I haven’t decided yet, but I will most likely try to sell them on Instagram before Etsy just because that’s one less fee I have to pay. My handle is @thefooshe if you would like to keep up with what I’m doing on there.

I hope you’re having a great Tuesday.


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