Monday, September 15, 2014

Baby Quilt

Last year I made a large blue, orange and white chevron quilt for a charity auction and had a bunch of half square triangle blocks leftover.  There were not enough to make the quilt any bigger and there weren't enough to make a smaller chevron quilt.  The baby quilt below came from those leftovers.  I ended up needing to add 2 white half square blocks to finish the quilt out and I have to say I kinda love it.

It is quilted with a simple meandering pattern with block color appropriate thread...I didn't want the quilting to take away from the quilt.

The little "pull throughs" of blue will disappear when the quilt is washed.  Even the backing is leftover from the auction quilt.  I did purchase the orange fabric for the binding and will use up the extras binding with another donate quilt.  Even the batting was pieced together...yeah for destashing!!

This quilt is going to a dear friend who is pregnant with her first baby, a little boy.  Syracuse University brought us together as friends through sorority volunteering and her hubby is a huge Syracuse fan.  Lots of meaning with those colors.  Now to find the perfect book to go with the quilt before her shower :)

I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?, Needle and Thread Thursday andFinish it Friday.


Lauren Deel said...

I love this! The pattern is so clever and modern. And I love that you did it using "leftovers." They will love it; what a lucky family!

Alycia said...

What a great quilt - it will be loved!

Amanda said...

It looks awesome! I love the colors too!

Zenia Rene said...

It's beautiful! As soon as I saw it I thought of the Denver Broncos. These are there colors. And the backing fabric is sweet.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Great use of leftovers! It looks really interesting because of the irregularity of the triangles and shapes; and that colour combo is always such a good one!

~Niki~ said...

lovely color