Monday, April 9, 2018

Child's Play Quilts Book Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Child's Play Quilts Book Hop.  Child's Play Quilts was written by Stacey Day, another Stash Author, and contains 20 different baby quilts designs.

The book focuses on using your stash and is divided into two sections, 10 applique patterns and 10 traditionally pieced patterns, with each of the designs being shown in both warm and cool colors.  Child's Play Quilts has a great resource section in the front to help organize your stash as well as instructions for basic quilt making skills.

There were a number of quilts I was interested in making and I chose Fox Hunt, a traditionally pieced design.  My co-worker is expecting his second child in May so I figured that I could make Fox Hunt for them.  Here is the version from the book:

He and his wife are not finding out the sex of their baby, so I picked out some red, black, and mustard prints for the fabrics.  It kind of reminded me of Mickey and Minnie mouse so hopefully they will like it.

The quilt came together pretty quickly and I love the addition of the fox faces to a couple of the blocks that Stacey teaches in the book.  I used some black Aurifil thread in the thick 12wt to embroider the eyes and nose.

I used one of my favorite (and quickest) quilting design, the meander, on the quilt and then finished the binding completely by machine (both for speed and for wash durability).

I will be gifting this quilt next month to my co-worker at his baby shower, I hope he likes it!  Have you made a gender neutral quilt recently?  What colors did you use?

Thanks Stacey for including me in your book hop!  Hop over to her her blog, Stacey in Stitches, for a chance to win a copy of the book and you can purchase a copy in her Etsy shop or at Amazon (affiliate link).

Here are all of the stops on the hop:

Stacey Day @staceyinstitches April 9th
Brett Lewis @naturalbornquilter April 9th
Cheryl Brickey @MeadowMistDesigns April 9th

Karen Foster@CapitolaQuilter April 10th
Cathy Mackay @cathysmithmackay April 10th

Fiona Kelly @tangledblossom April 11th
Jackie White @jackiesartquilts April 11th

Jean Jones @sew_catstudio April 12th
Reece Montgomery @reecemontgomery April 12th

Carl Hentsch @3dogdesignco April 13th
Brooke Sellmann @sillymamaquilts April 13th

Kaitlyn Howell @knotandthread April 14th
Amy Gunson @badskirt April 14th

Kelly Bowser @kelbysews April 15th
Karis Hess @themodernsewist April 15th

Sara Lawson @sewsweetness April 16th
Leslie Meltzer @lelliebunny April 16th
Pamela Morgan @sweetlittlestitches April 16th

Amy Garro @13spools April 17th
Stephanie Perrins @stitchandbobbin April 17th

Chelsea @Pinkdoorfabrics April 18th
Michelle Wilke @ml_wilkie April 18th

Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany April 19th
Rachael Riechmann @sewilearned April 19th

Pamela Lincoln @mamaspark59 April 20th
Kate Maryon @katydidklm April 20th


  1. Wow, what an awesome quilt for your co-worker. Those fox faces are super cute. I think it's perfectly gender neutral and is sure to be well loved by the family. And the book sounds like it is packed with information; having the quilts in 2 colorways equals a LOT of quilts!

  2. I really like this. I haven't made a gender neutral quilt yet, so far I have always waited to find out, even if that means when the baby is born. x

  3. The detail of the faces is such a thoughtful addition. I'm sure this baby quilt will be well received!

  4. How fun! Love the random fox face. Since I have such trouble sewing to a deadline, I've not made any baby quilts as yet. Maybe one day when I'm not so busy with work.

  5. What a fun little quilt! I really like the colour palette you went with - perfect gender neutral quilt. :-)

  6. This is just adorable Cheryl! I love the colours scheme you did too, and the fox face here and there? SO clever! btw me TOO on the loving a soothing rhythmic meander. :-)

  7. Super Adorable! The colors you used are fantastic. I've tended towards turquoise and red for neutral.

  8. Truly adorable, Cheryl. Love your fabric choices. I’m looking forward to exploring the other hoppers sites to see more.

  9. A beautiful quilt, so bright, lovely

  10. The fox faces are sooo cute! It's a gorgeous quilt, the baby is going to look so cute wrapped in it, or dragging it around the house!

  11. I don't know that I'd have thought to put the mustard with the black, white and red, but it works really well. It's great for a gender neutral quilt and those foxes make it absolutely adorable!

  12. Your friends & their child will love the quilt.

  13. Such a sweet quilt with the little faces!

  14. The detail of the fox faces is what makes this pattern, it is really sweet. About a year ago I made a gender neutral quilt for my niece. I used mustard yellow, teal blue, burgundy and a deep rust color. It was a simple patchwork on point and she loved it. She had a boy which was fun after having had two girls.

  15. Your quilt is darling! I would think they'd love it! I've made one gender neutral, and I used pale yellows.

  16. It looks wonderful!! I love the colors you chose!!

  17. What a great quilt. Your embroidery is awesome and I like that it is only on a few of the faces. The new parents (and baby) should love this quilt.

  18. I have a nephew and his wife who are expecting in Sept and they to want to be surprised by the baby's gender as well, so she has requested a quilt in blues and greens, as they both swim in the ocean and the baby's room will be green. She has picked out a quilt from the book Southwest Modern that I will be modifying a bit to make it crib size. Your quilt is just delightful! Thanks for sharing.

  19. So beautiful quilt and the fabric combo is an eye catching.Great job!!

  20. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netApril 9, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Cute quilt -- like your fabric choices.

  21. I love that quilt. I haven't yet made any child's quilt but I will need to very soon.

  22. Very nice I so Love bright colors...

  23. What a cute quilt. I love the faces on the foxes.

  24. Cute foxes! I like green for a gender-neutral quilt.

  25. This is so cute! I love the little embroidered faces!

  26. This pattern is adorable. Your color and print choices really made the design pop.

  27. The Fox Hunt pattern is the cutest! I love your choice of colors. I think gender neutral quilts are difficult. Mine always end up leaning a little bit to the girly side. Your choice looks good!


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