I was inspired by all the quilts I saw from the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt along and some fabulous fabric I found at Fabric Worm's Etsy shop. I got the cutest fabric that is perfect for a modern little boy's quilt.
This will be my first quilt that is not a rag quilt. I was just going to make the quilt top and then send it out to be quilted but after thinking about it a little more, I decided I want to try to do the whole thing myself. We'll see how it turns out. First I cut out 2 1/2 inch strips from my 5 fabrics. The quilt along used 12 different fabrics, 1/2 yard each. Well, I'm making mine with only five fabrics and I have a yard of each so we'll see how big that makes it in the end. I'm just making a crib/toddler bed sized quilt so I shouldnt need as much as was listed. Here's a picture of my strips cut out and my first finished block.
And here is what four of my blocks look like together.I've made almost all the blocks now. I just need eight more (to have a total of (24)10" square blocks. I'll trim them down to fit on the batting I already have. I've varied the block pattern so I'll try to make the arrangement as random as possible. I think it will look nice when it's all put together. I'll post more when I get the blocks done and sewed together to make the quilt top.