Friday, October 25, 2013

Autumn Inspired Baby Quilt: Finished

I finished this lovely autumn inspired baby quilt, which I am calling "Pumpkin Spice". I posted about the process previously here and here. This quilt is created using a random pattern of 6 different half square triangle (HST) blocks. Almost all the squares could be twisted and turned in every direction, which gave me even more flexibility for placement so it didn't look like a repeat pattern. I am so pleased with the results and can see myself creating more quilts with this formula. I really just love HSTs in almost every pattern -- they are so versatile. Yeah, they're a little bit of a pain to trim, but well worth it.
This quilt looks so pretty next to the fall decorations on my front porch, including my rustic wooden box. I was hoping to get some photos with the colorful leaves, but I'm almost too late for that since most have already fallen from the trees. However, my son and I went out looking for a great spot to take photos anyway, even though it's only in the 30s right now in Wisconsin!

My little helper, this newly 8 yr. old, was awesome.
So I may or may not have sort of bribed him with Pokemon cards. Regardless, we had so much fun just the two of us. In fact, he told me having a picture together meant more than getting the Pokemon cards. Tears!!! He really, truly is the sweetest boy I know. However, had he not been bribed a little, he may not have ever gotten out of his PJs to come help me. Once we were there though, he could appreciate the moment. Wise beyond his years this son of mine. My daughter was a little jealous when we got home and already called dibs on being my helper for the next quilt photo shoot -- just the two of us.

I'm linked up to Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend!


  1. Wow, so fast! It looks amazing. Well done, and nice to have your son helping. I have lots of little lap sewers too. :)

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the name - such a perfect fit. I am in awe of the "random." That is such a difficult concept for me, I have to plan out my random. So cute how you and your helper match your quilt!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  3. Super cute pictures and I love your quilt colors!

  4. Love that quilt -- and the pictures! I'm in California now, but grew up in the Chicago suburbs near the Wisconsin border ... how I miss fall so much! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Love the fall colors in this! Cute fabrics, too. I love a good stripe and poka-dots.

  6. Beautiful quilt but more beautiful was the little story with it> Put tears in my eyes- those moments are to be cherished!

  7. I love the colors in this one, set perfect by the autumn backdrop!! Love the pictures on the bridge too! I have a soon-to-be 10 year old, and I'm all about bribery!