I had previously bought some "Boy" fabrics and used them in this quilt.
The pattern I chose was Fairy Lights by Ruth Buchanan, published in a magazine in 2007.
The selection of fabrics were perfect for this pattern as I wanted to showcase the lovely fabrics: gorgeous elephants, trains, cars and rows of fairy mushrooms.
I loved making the blocks as I always enjoy the process of making HSTs. When I came to lay out the blocks I discovered that Ruth had used non-directional fabrics whereas mine were directional ones! No problem - I just added an extra strip of HSTs to the fourth side of each block. More sewing but I had enough fabric and it made the quilt a good size, 42" square, which I think is a useful size for a Baby Quilt.
Here's a close up of those lovely fabrics and the HST borders around the blocks.
The quilt is still with me as my baby prediction was wrong! Helen had a little girl so a very different quilt was gifted. I still haven't thought of a suitable name for this quilt but I am sure a baby boy will come along and that this quilt will be a perfect gift and the perfect quilt name will come to me.
I would like to enter this quilt in Amy's Festival in the Small Quilt Category.