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Thread: Boy baby blanket

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    HELP! I need to whip out a baby blanket for a girl at work this weekend. Not a big deal - but I am having a really hard time with a good quick pattern. Any suggestions???

    I think I am really stuck on this boy thing - I can pick girl fabric no problem - pink/flowers/pretty . . boys are all trucks and balls. . .any ideas??

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    Primary colors, red, blue, yellow, green make a great bright boys quilt. The 4 patch like the Quilt for Kids pattern is quick, easy, and looks great!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-55982-1.htm

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    I have done a modified Rail fence up really quickly using the colors that erstan947 mentioned.
    Three strips across (2 1/2" each)cut to 6 1/2" add one across the top of them (2 1/2" x 6 1/2") makes a 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" block. Alternate with a 6 1/2" by 8 1/2" square to make rows to the width you want.
    Switch up the placement in each row, adding rows to reach the length you want.
    Border with a 3 or 4" strip of a coordinate material and bind!

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    This little guy is on one I made for him.
    Hi mom said he hates the camera...not the quilt
    I sure hope so :-)
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    Get a panel and frame it out with borders ?

    Mickey Mouse- primary colors - Winnie the Pooh - what is the nursey being set up with ?

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    Dinosaurs? Just color blocks, using solids, stripes, tonals, etc?

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    Frogs, turtles, dogs, jungle animals would all be nice. D9P is very quick.

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    Check out the pre-quilted panels.
    Easy to just add a ruffle or contrasting binding all around

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    Boys, that's my specialty! Three sons. I'd suggest anything with animals, bugs, fish, vehicles, dinosaurs or cartoon characters. If you want to stay away from a specific theme, use solids in primary colors and toss in a little brown. Boys love brown.

    Couple years ago I whipped out several baby quilts using 2 1/2 strips in a log cabin pattern. Cute, easy, fast.

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    I TOTALLY cheated and got a panel from Joanns. . .pictures to follow - it won't take long now.

    Thanks for all the advise!!

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