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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chevron Baby Quilt

In September and October, I made four baby quilt tops but didn’t want to show them on the blog until they were quilted.  Why four?  Just to have a supply of baby quilts.  My older two daughters have several friends who are having babies or are just getting married.  I wanted to have quilts made to give as gifts. 
I have the first one back from the longarm quilter and the binding is complete, which means time to show it off.
Let me start by saying I purchased this Riley Blake layer cake with the intention of using it for March-due grandson.  Here is the fabric which was on top, the cute little deer with other woodland animals.
deer
That soon changed when I opened the layer cake and the predominant color was PINK!  Let me say, I ordered this layer cake online so I couldn’t preview the other fabrics.
I decided to make this quilt just to have when needed for a little girl.  The next thing to decide was a pattern.  Missouri Star had just uploaded How to make a chevron quilt using 10" squares and it was perfect. 
My quilt turned out long and narrow, so I added a border on the sides only.  When I finished piecing it, I thought this is so ugly and I almost threw the top away. Meredith convinced me to quilt it and I am so happy she did.  The quilted version is so cute.

chevron baby quilt
I was worried if the chevron would show up with all the busy prints but keeping like color fabrics together the pattern does present itself.
Here is a close-up of the pattern and the quilting:
close up of zigzag

Now I have another quilt ready for when a cute little baby girl is born.
Enjoy your last weekend before Christmas, we are heading to celebrate with my husband’s family.

16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I love the fresh, zingy colours. Bright and happy but still completely feminine.

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  2. Thank you for the award, Lori. I have posted it to my blog, at last! Your family is growing fast, and anything you make for babies will used one of these days. Your little quilt is darling.

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  3. Such a precious quilt! Lori, I am always in awe of your talent.

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  4. It's beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Such a beautiful and treasured gift to give to a newborn baby girl. Your work is brilliant!
    Merry Christmas ...J

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  6. So pretty! Love these fabrics, and they look great in a chevron.
    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the tutorial link I actually think I could handle this!LOL

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  8. Such lovely colours!

    Merry Christmas!

    P.s. i am jealous you have snow, here in the UK it is just rain rain rain!

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  9. This is such a pretty and cheerful quilt!

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  14. Your quilting work is so beautiful! I've been browsing your blog, and it's so inspiring! Your clothing is great too, and most of your makes are either one's I've made or am planning to make.

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