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    QUILTIN LADY's Avatar
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    my first grandbaby on it way due feb.22nd and it going to be a boy. :D and i cant seem to fine a pattern to do. please help me to come up with something! and then i got a txt from my son and he got a baby on the way too his be here in june ..

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    Hi Quiltinglady,
    There are many free quilt patterns at the allpeoplequilt.com site. Also you could look at McCall's Quilting site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Hi Quiltinglady,
    There are many free quilt patterns at the allpeoplequilt.com site. Also you could look at McCall's Quilting site.
    thanks

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    The first thing that I thought of for a boy, is either trucks, or baseball. You could look online for patterns with that theme. Maybe blocks where each one is a different theme. That could be interesting too.

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    A snow ball pattern with the centers in boys fabrics?

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    I made one for a baby boy using horses and cowboy fabric. It came out great. I think the fabric makes the quilt just as much as the pattern.

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    One of the easiest ways to do a baby quilt is to use preprinted panels. Then you can simply add sashing. I found myself in the same situation, except that I suddenly found myself needing to make 4 (yes, 4!!!) baby quilts before Christmas. I bought some preprinted panels and threw them together with sashing and a couple of borders. It literally took me less then a day to get the top together and once sandwiched (my least favorite part of quilting) it only took about an hour or two to do a meander stitch. Add the binding and all together I spent about 3-4 days on each one. I sew slowly so it will likely go faster for others. I'll post a pic of the top I did to give you an idea. I didn't have a pattern, just threw everything together.

    Good luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with. :thumbup:

    Top for one of the twins
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    Check out some of the patterns being made for the Quilts for Kids organization http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27514-1.htm. There are some really nice (and very easy) quilts on there. Also, if you look up the different fabric manufacturers websites, many offer free patterns for download.

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    You could use coloring books to get patterns of baby animals , cut them out of fabric and applique them on to fabric blocks. There are alot of kids sites with coloring pages or animals to print out.

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    Did you go to quilterscache.com? so many free patterns 1000 to pick from!

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    I love pinwheels in anything from pastels to brights.

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    I love the"crazy eights" by bits and Pieces . It is 38X45. put it together in an evening.

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    Many years ago I made a baby quilt for a dear friend's new grandson.
    His room was full of Pooh decorations, so I made him a jeans quilt for
    the family's camping trips. Embroidered and pieced, I put Pooh in the
    middle hanging on to a balloon, with a pot of Hony in his hand. All
    around him were his friends, a smiling tiger and a sad looking donkey, etc.
    I'll have to look up old pictures to remember all of them.

    That child is now 10 years old and still loves his quilt, but it has been
    used by a younger brother since then.

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    Congratulations on the babies!

    One way to "see" some quilt ideas is on the Quiltshops(dot)com website. If you Search for "Patterns Baby Boy" Lots of fun things pop up to look at. One may provide a springboard idea.

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    I made a really nice quilt for a boy. I did it with paper piecing. It had trucks, cars, airplanes and a train. It was a lot of work but it came out very nice. My niece said that after a few washing the seams all opened up. So don't do one with paper piecing. I guess they are only for wall hangings.

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    Sorry to hear that Dell! I have made many a block using paper piecing and never had the seams open. I wonder if the pattern left to little in the seam allowances.

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    Congratulations on the new grandbabies!! I've done several rail fence and log cabin quilts for boys. I did one this past summer of friendship stars using baseball fabric....

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    Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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    Do they have a theme for the baby's room?

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    I just used a block called "Grandmother's favorite block" I think it came from the McCall's quilting magazine website. It is one of their stash blocks. It would be really cute doing the center square with cars, trucks, dogs, etc. I loved it and so did my friend that it was for.

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    How about the blue jean boy or what ever he is called that went with sun bonnet girl 20+ years ago . I have a copy if you are interested.

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    Quilterscache.com is a great place to look. (the blocks are rated as to difficulty, too, which helps!)

    The first one I made was railroad tracks. It was easy and a good beginning project.

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    My favorite quilt for a baby boy is called "Bear Hug" by Lisa Christensen, Three Kids Design Studio (904)262-1913. It goes together easily. It has 5 1/2" squares with a 20" x 20" pieced bear with a bow tie in the middle. There is also a "Miss Bear Hug." I couldn't find this pattern by searching on Google. I did find other patterns (choo-choo-) by Linda at River City Quilts.com and her book "Quilts for Kids" on Amazon and e-bay.

    Connie - Indy

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    A simple nine patch with picture fabrics in some of the blocks is nice. Remember a little baby needs stark contrast in colors, not the pale baby colors. Black and white with bright primary colors included are great to stimulate visual learning in babies.

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