This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on February 13, 2009.
This baby quilt is for our blog friend, Buckeye Surgeon. His wife will be having a baby soon. I have no idea whether the baby is girl or boy. I hope I made it interesting for either, though I admit I found myself hoping the baby will be a boy. Mostly I hope the baby is healthy.
I stumbled across this pattern while browsing through one of my quilting books. It was a loose page I had saved from a flyer years ago. It was called “Sunday Funshine Quilt”. I can’t find who to credit it to. They called the basic block – Funshine Block. Think nine-patch. The top and bottom row of the block is 2.5 in X 6.5 in rectangle. The center row is made of three 2.5 in squares. The finished block is then 6 in.
Here is a close photo to show some of the interesting fabrics. I love the motorcycle tire in the center of the blue batik block. I love the football player, the lion, and the “feet”.
This is the back. I found this lovely flannel fabric in the remnant bin. It was just over a yard of fabric, not quite enough for the back. I sewed some dark green/brown flannel to each end. Appropriate for Valentine’s Day – don’t you think?