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Sneak Peek… Baby Boy Chevron Quilt!

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.

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

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).

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

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…

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

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).

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

I think I’ve got a few ideas for my next quilts… Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

(You can tell the later it got at night, the worse the lighting and the sloppier my doodling. Oh well!)

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

The Amateur Librarian // Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

So that’s what I’m working on at the moment!

I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 🙂

WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced

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