Monday, May 13, 2013

Baby Quilt

My friends Sarah and Justin are having a baby girl in June. I'm super excited for them. Over February vacation I begged Charlie to take me to a quilt shop in Burlington VT called Nido. A fat quarter bundle of Nursery Versery fabric struck my fancy and I knew it would be perfect for a quilt for the new baby. 

True to my fashion I bought the fat quarters and then realized there wouldn't be enough for a quilt so I thought about it about bought a few grey fat quarters to give me enough yardage. Then I made up the design and sizing via Pinterest and a quilting app for my iphone.

I always seem to go for the triangle quilts. Since chevron seems to be the new big thing that's the path I went with. I sewed up most of the quilt top during a snow day in March. That's my kind of snow day. 

Once the front was done I ordered some Riley Blake Chevron fabric for the back. If you're going to go with chevron's why not go all out right? Since my measuring was off I had one square of each fabric left, which made a good strip to break up the backing. 

For the quilting I used my walking foot and stitched in the ditch. I love the way it turned out on the back. I promise someday soon to start using my quilting foot, but I'm so pleased with how the quilting turned out. 
For the binding I used a Nursery Versery fabric. I kept sending pictures to my friend who is friends with Justin and Sarah as well to show her my progress. It's hard for me to keep secrets so that was good. I also kept telling myself that if I texted Sammy pictures then I wouldn't be able to keep the quilt for myself. 

As with every quilt I've ever made, it's kind of a funny size. I think it will be good for the baby to lie on the floor on. This gives you an idea of the size. 

The baby's name is Norah so I embroidered a little tag for the back of the quilt. 

 I couldn't go to the shower since my Mom and Rich were here visiting, and helping do lots of projects around the house, and also celebrating Mother's Day. I really hope they like it. I had so much fun making this quilt.


1 comment:

  1. What a cute quilt! I'm looking to make a baby quilt out of fat quarters. How did you make this? It looks like it's all made out of triangles, sewn into squares, then strips... is that right? How big were the triangles/squares? Thanks for sharing!


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