It's official, Handsomepants and I are now outnumbered! Our little boy was born in October after a very exciting weekend spent in the emergency room. (Everything was fine, it turned out to be much ado about nothing too serious.) We kept Tiny's gender a surprise but we were still anticipating a girl, given our track record of producing girls and at one point I thought the doctor slipped up. Needless to say Handsomepants was literally speechless when Tiny popped out.
Every kiddo has gotten thier own quilt (although i still have to finish Gooses' quilt, it will make a nice 5 year birthday present right?) Tiny's was a quick tummy-time sized quilt. Full disclosure here, I cheated and already had the quilt made! Last year I had made the quilt for a cousin thinking she was having a boy, but I was wrong and had to quickly make aomething a little more pink! So I've had the quilt packed away for a little while.
I used a charmpack of Nocturnal by Janet Clare for Moda as well as a yard of the collections navy moon fabrich for the backing. I tried some new techniques for me. I made the quilt self-binding, something I think I'll do more regularly. I also tied the quilt, which turned out to be pretty adorable.
I love the fabric. The charm pack was something I had in my stash for a while. It was an impulse buy, and I'm so glad I had it. Not only is navy one of my favorite colors, I have a hard time finding fabric for boys. I'm not into the cutesy fabric, I preference more mature patterns and because of this I find boys more difficult to quilt for.
I think I'll have to improve my quilting taste for little boys because I'm kind of in love!