Hi y'all! I was commissioned (by my mother...haha) to make a baby quilt for her co-worker's daughter, who is due in July, and so excited to share it with you. My mom loved the fabric I used for my niece's quilt from Christmas (Coquette by Chez Moi for Moda) and lucky for her I still had another layer cake just sitting pretty in my lovely stash. So I stewed on it for about a month (ok, two) trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. I wanted it to be simple but hip to a young mom. I decided to go with my easy peasy chevron on the front and then a 5 inch square patchwork on the back. This quilt only takes one layer cake, 12-10" squares for the white (less than 1/2 yard), and then less than 1/2 yard for the binding. I just took my white squares from my bella solid - white layer cake because I was too lazy to cut up the 10" squares.
I decided to make a little cheat sheet/pattern for y'all! If you would like the cheat sheet pattern, you can download it here.
Note: The 5" patchwork side (back) is a tad bit smaller than the chevron side. I recommend treating this as the front when you are basting but be sure to line up the front and back as straight as possible and in the center. You will have to trim off about an inch on each side of the chevron side. Make sense?
My flower applique came from another pattern; therefore, I can't share that with you. Bummer and I'm sorry. However, you can easily replicate the image or just leave it off. I did a quick Google image search of flower color pages and got tons of hits like this one for example here! You can then print a letter in any font from your computer and trace both the flower and letter using freezer paper method to transfer. I just machine appliqued it on using a zigzag stitch. Pretty straight forward.
I followed the chevron pattern for my quilting and then stitched-in-the-ditch for the vertical lines.
Finished size (make sure you make note on the cheat sheet since I forgot to put it on there...oops) is 37" x 50"!
And what is a photo shoot without my relishes bombing it!
Bailey loves giving kisses to baby relish. Baby relish thinks it's funny.
Hope you enjoy and please let me know if you make one!
Linking up with all the great parties found on the right, crazy mom quilts, and Lily's Quilts.