One of my MS friends is due with a baby boy in May, and she asked me to make a quilt for his arrival. I’m gonna be honest – I was a little intimidated/nervous/panicky at first! I’ve gifted a couple baby quilts before (Pinwheels for a baby girl and Patchwork for a baby boy) but it was unsolicited… so I guess I didn’t worry as much about if it was perfect or not. But it helps that she picked out some awesome fabrics in the navy blue/lime green color scheme she’s using to decorate the nursery.
I’ve been pinning like crazy for ideas (especially for tips on sewing with minky fabric, since this will be the first time I’m working with it for the backing.)
We decided on a chevron pattern, so I started looking to Pinterest again for examples (so many! so beautiful!). The easiest way I’ve found to get the chevron (aka zig zag) look is using my favorite Half Square Triangles (HST).
So Saturday I finally started cutting fabric, and started piecing blocks on Sunday. Then it’s just arranging, sewing rows, attaching, and bam – quilt top! Then I’ll have to figure out exactly how I want to quilt and bind using the minky fabric as the backing.
All this cutting and sewing and brainstorming can wear a girl out…
And then… after many, many hours of pinning… I became a wee bit obsessed with HSTs. There are just so many combinations! Just one simple block can be rearranged in so many, many ways. I started doodling (of course).
I think I’ve got a few ideas for my next quilts… Here are a few of my favorite ideas:
(You can tell the later it got at night, the worse the lighting and the sloppier my doodling. Oh well!)
So that’s what I’m working on at the moment!
I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 🙂