This is the first of a month of posts to catch up on my recent quilting. In the matter of a few weeks, I got my act together and took the giant stack of fabrics I had purchased as soon as I knew my friends and family were pregnant. This seems to be the year of boys so far as all of the people who have had babies, except one! It’s been fun for me to sit and pick out the fabrics and patterns with a more masculine theme. I’ve been sewing so much for Sylvi in the last few years that all these little prints that have robots and spaceships are ones that I haven’t gotten to see!
This quilt was made for a friend of mine from church. She works for the children’s ministry and because of my personal involvement with MOPS, I’ve wound up spending a lot of time with her and it was just so exciting to find out she was expecting. Little Landon made his appearance last week and he’s just precious.
I had pinned this pattern a while ago and planned to use it for someone else, but when I got the fabric for Landon’s quilt, I knew my plans needed to change. Also, I changed some of the measurements of the original pattern. It called for 7 1/2 inch squares, but once they were sewn together, you were to trim them down to 6 1/2 inches… nope. I’m confident in my half square triangles so I didn’t leave room for trimming and they turned out perfectly.
I loved the prints and was so excited when one pair matched up enough to extend the picture!
I backed with Michael Miller flannel and traced out the chevron with straight line quilting, which I honestly believe will always be my favorite kind of quilting. I love how this turned out and hope it gets loved to shreds in the coming years!
I’m linked up here for Finish it Friday with Crazy Mom Quits.