Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reversible Chevron Baby Quilt with Pattern

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!

Melissa

Linking up with all the great parties found on the right, crazy mom quilts, and Lily's Quilts.

30 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, I love it!! I especially love the picture of your little one with the dog...what an expression! Haha. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad the dogs and the girls love each other. Hope the wedding planning is going well!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! And I love your relishes! Thanks for the cheat sheet. It looks easy enough for me to do!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad my little relishes love photo bombing my quilt pics! I hope you make one :)

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  3. That is sweet! Nice pics too.

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  4. Aw, your girls are so sweet! As is your beautiful quilt :) That line sure is perfect for a baby girl!

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    1. Thank you! They sure do make it fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. What a pretty quilt! The last two photos are just gorgeous!

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    1. Those are my favorite pictures too! I had lots more but restrained myself. Haha! Thanks for your sweet comment!!

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  6. Ok, that is too precious! The applique is the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awe, thanks so much for your comment. I really love the appliqué, too. I wish I hadn't had a zigzag stitch malfunction. Oh we'll...live and learn.

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  7. Wow! Beautiful quilt! I love that it's reversible! You're so talented! Thank you so much for continuing to link up at Submarine Sunday!!! :-)

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    1. Oh wow, that is such a great compliment! Thank you!! I love linking up with you. Thanks for having me.

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  8. I have stashes of Coquette sitting at home after butchering it for another quilt - so it's perfect to see the charm squares. Very pretty. I sense it in my future!

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    1. Yay!! I hope you have fun making it. Let me know if you do. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  9. This is so cute! I think I may try a chevron for my next baby quilt!

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    1. Oh, you must try a chevron. So easy to do and fun! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment.

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  10. That's one cute quilt and I love your photo bombers - dropped by from LGA, good to meet you :)

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    1. I'm so glad you found me! It's nice to meet you too! Just hopped over to check out your blog and I'm so jealous that you work at a quilt store! I don't think I would get a paycheck. Ever. Thanks for the bloglovin follow too!

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  11. well, didn't that turn out super cute?! and so kind of you to make up a pattern for folks. =)

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    1. Just sharing the love! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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    1. Thank you! I'm super intrigued by your blog title. Gotta go see what you've got going on! ;)

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  13. Melissa, that's adorable! I'm off to download the tutorial sheet - thanks for sharing! Whoop whoop!!

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    1. You are most welcome!! Please share if you make one and thanks for coming to visit me!

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  14. Love the quilt. Thank you so much for linking up to my linky party. Hope to see more from you next time.

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  15. So beautiful!! I am new to the quilting world, what do you mean "layer cake"? Is it just the white fabric? Thanks!

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  16. So beautiful!! I am new to the quilting world, what do you mean "layer cake"? Is it just the white fabric? Thanks!

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  17. Lovely project!! I am a new auntie and will enjoy making this for my sweetie pie!

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