Friday, April 10, 2009

Crazy Shortcut Quilt (CSQ) for a baby boy

I started a new quilt method - I ordered the book, authored by two members of my blog family. It's a mother/daughter team from here in Alaska. See their blogs @

http://crazyshortcutquilts.blogspot.com/
http://sarahraffuse.blogspot.com/

I signed up for a class taught by Sarah (the daughter) - however it doesn't start until the 19th and I was itching to try this...so I read and re-read the book - and started small. Since I have 5 - count 'em five baby quilts to make in the near future (2 baby boys already here, 1 baby boy on the way, and 2 other babies (sex unknown) coming this fall. Plus the twin sized one that I'll make in the class is for my niece Alora (six months old) for her big girl bed she will get some day - in their new house...thanks Jamey for pitching in on the fabric!

The skinny on this method is this - construction of the squares is super fast and easy! Like fast-fast. Then you quilt the top/batting/back while still in squares - and use decorative stitches for that. Then use sashing strips to connect the squares. This part I have not done yet - I am a little intimidated by it...so I think I'll wait for the class to know for sure how to do it..... I have the squares done though...what do you think?
I haven't quite decided on the layout of the squares yet...


I used the "leaf" decorative stitch....although you can't really tell....

back will be all the same fabric ....bugs, bugs, bugs! I love it.....anyone that knows me knows I shy away from traditional baby colors....I am not a pastel lover...


I'm sure I'll post a vote to see which layout to go with later....

4 comments:

MMM said...

WOW! Gorgeous fabrics!! I *love* it!! You are well on your way :)

I've met so many quilters who tell me that they have made 6 quilts in a year by this method!! Those children will be wrapped in quilts in no time at all! ~Marguerita

Granny's Closet said...

Looks like you are doing a great job. Love the material. I need to try this method.

animal lover said...

Love the fabric!! you will do well I am sure. I also love the photo of Olive. She looks very mich like my puppy when she was young. Ferne

Pat Hanson said...

I just love the colors of your quilt. The blues and greens.
So beautiful. Great job on your quilt
Pat