I put it together in burst of creative energy I had in the last few weeks before Anson was born.
It's hard to believe that not only is he old enough to do this on it...
It's pretty small, about 35 inches by 42 inches, but it's just the right size for him to play on or tuck around him in the stroller or crib.
If you're interested in making your own, you can click here for the Free Printable Puzzle Piece Template.
I went through my stash and found some fabrics I liked in some "boy" colors.
It cut 7 1/2 inch squares out of each of them and laid them out until I was happy with the placement.
And then sewed those strips together into the whole quilt. I chose to machine quilt around every other puzzle piece, so the back looks like this. The back took one yard of fabric.
As much as I love the front, the back has made such a good backdrop for photos of Anson, the back is in even more pictures than the front. I love how the blue fabric makes his big blue eyes pop out.
I'm entering this in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.
The finished quilt is 36 inches by 45 inches.
I used piecing and applique.
It was made and quilted by me (Polly Carlson. The best category is: Baby Quilt.
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