This quilt was a baby shower present for my nephew Samuel. I chose pale green and denim shades of blue for the baby boy. Half of the fabrics feature a car motif with traffic signals, stop signs, automobiles, and directional arrows. My favourite fabric from this quilt is the dark blue star fabric which I used as the backing and the binding.
I created the quilt using jumbo half square triangle blocks cut out from 10″ squares. I added a 3″ border around the edge of the entire quilt. For the stitching. I quilted 1/4″ from all seams in navy to blend into the star backing but stand out and pop on the bulk of the paler fabrics. The pattern is really basic, following a diagonal fabric repetition. The big blocks really let the fabrics speak for themselves.
I remember sewing this quilt while my apartment was half packed up before my husband and I moved into our house. There were boxes everywhere and I had little space to spread out. Unfortunately because of this, I wasn’t able to get blog-worthy photographs before giving the quilt away. I hope the photos above from my cellphone are enough to see the details. The only photograph I took with my actual camera was this one of my cat Diamond sneaking onto the quilt for a snooze (you can see packed boxes in the background). You can really see the star binding on this photo!
I’m currently working on a quilt for my niece who is due to be born in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to share it with you as well!