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.
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.
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:
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.