Nathan's Quilt

Nathan's Quilt
Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go

Nathan's quilt is my second Baby Turning Six quilt. I found a fabric with different modes of transporatation on it and used it as my focus fabric. Along with a quilt I like to give a book that represents the theme of the quilt, a book that baby and parents can read while snuggled up together under the quilt. The book I chose for this quilt was Richard Scarry's Cars, Truck, and Things That Go.

Each block of this quilt is 10" square. The finished dimensions of the pieces are 6 1/2" square, 6 1/2" x 3 1/2", and 10" x 3 1/2". I have found the pictured layout is a fairly good distribution of color and pattern. Machine rather than hand quilting a baby quilt makes practical sense. My goal is to make a quilt in 4 days.

One thing I like to include in my latest baby quilts is the newborn's stats. In the more solid blocks I quilt the baby's full name, the time and date, city and state of their birth, and their weight and height. My kids enjoyed this when they got old enough to understand it, and it is a nice way to record that information. I quilt a simple map of the state with a star for the city. I also avoid over quilting because I think it makes for a softer blanket.

This quilt for Nathan born in the quilt capital Paducah, Kentucky is about 40" x 50". It is machine piece and quilted.

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