I’ve been hoarding this fabric for 2 years.   It was drawn and printed by my talented friend Ariel and I love it.
I made a quick baby quilt for a friend and those little robots were perfect  for this pattern (the road trip quilt tutorial).
  I especially love the colors in this one.  I wasn’t so sure about them when the fabrics were being cut, but once it was sewn together I fell in love with the orange.
Now to find a backing…and piece some batting scraps because I’m all out of big chunks.
I sure do love sewing boy quilts.   Who says boys aren’t fun to sew for??  Not me!
ps.  I loved reading your comments from my “Modern Quilting?” post.  I think most of us agree that it doesn’t matter what you call it…we just like to quilt!

27 Responses to Robots

  1. Kellie June 2, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    love this one Allison! I have the MOST fun making boy quilts….. I think there is a lot of reward in them because there are way more fabrics made for girls than boys….

  2. Erin M. June 2, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Cute looking quilt.

  3. thea June 2, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    I enjoy making boy quilts too!

  4. lcscottage June 2, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Love the cute little rockets and spaceships! Great fabric and great choice for a lucky little boy!

  5. Marian June 2, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    I love those robots!!! They're wonderful. I love what you did with them too, it's a wonderful boy quilt. I like sewing for boys too, there are some great fabrics out there for them now too. It's going to be a wonderful quilt!

  6. Diane-crewe June 2, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    what fun fabrics… I have grandsons and so HAVE to find fun "boy" fabrics… they are out there … just takes a bit of fabric hunting… oh what a trial (He-He)

  7. Sandra (Cherry Heart) June 2, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Love the cute robots, what a great boy's quilt!

    S x

  8. themissymom June 2, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Very cute! The road trip pattern is one of my favorites.
    I like sewing for boys, too. I think it takes a bit more…work, since the supplies aren't as "obvious". Frills and lace are everywhere.
    Sharp lines and color contrasts and neat boy stuff…you have to make it yourself!
    I had 2 girls and 2 boys….and now I have a grandson :0)

  9. pamela June 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    super duper cute robots!!!! my son & daughter-in-law love robots! love your fabric choices :)

  10. Carol June 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Love it, great layour and fabric, yes, perfect for a boy and it will be treasured.
    Carol xx

  11. Ruthy June 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    What cute fabrics and I agree with you… boys are fun to sew for!

  12. Judith Blinkenberg June 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    It's such a wonderful boy quilt! The pattern is great. I need a baby quilt soon. Thank you for the tips. Love it!

  13. Paige June 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    I made a quilt top with this tutorial of yours using Children at Play and love it. This is a good reminder t get some backing ready and quilt it!

  14. Laura Maxell June 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    i love the robot fabric, it's so cute…

  15. Gayle June 3, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Love the quilt and the robot fabric. Boys are great to sew for.

  16. Nanci June 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Very very cute. I don't have too many babies in my circle of friends usually, now three have entered my life…baby blankets are fun and you know they will be used.
    Good stuff.

  17. Home Sewn June 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    All of your quilts are so beautiful! I found your site a couple months ago and I never thought I would like quilting! Well, I start my third quilt today! Thank you for being my inpiration :)

  18. Wendy Wiesen June 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Love those robots!!!

  19. Portlandmama June 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    That is AWESOME robot fabric! No wonder you hoarded it for so long :) IMO boys quilts are the most fun to make…I lean towards geometric fabric in blues and greens over a pink floral or damask any day! Love how this one turned out!!

  20. Samanta Brenegan June 4, 2012 at 11:20 am #


    Your blog is really beautiful!

    I made the pillow with a tree as you showed in your blog, and I mencioned your blog in mine.

    If you want to see it, that's my blog:


  21. Floss June 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I love the fabric in this one. I know it’s for a boy, but my daughter would love the robot fabric.

  22. Andrea Turner June 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I love the fabrics with this pattern. It looks amazing.

  23. Melzie June 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    What a cheery happy little quilt :)
    xoxo melzie

  24. Live a Colorful Life June 6, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    What adorable robot fabric. And not only are boys fun to sew FOR, they are fun to sew WITH. My 4-year-old grandson and I have been making a 16-patch pillow top. He is fascinated with all the cool gadgets on my machine, and I have taught him about right side/wrong side of fabric and the value of a design wall. Fun times!

  25. cradke June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    I have 2 girls, but I just love doing baby boy quilts! The fabrics just seem more fun and diverse. There are really a lot of fun fabrics for boys – looks great.

  26. marysza June 7, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    omg girl this is just amazing!!!
    oh i miss my sewing machine sooo much!!!

  27. ColleenaMareena June 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Wow, I LOVE this quilt! It's perfect!

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