I am still so excited to have finished my second quilt ever.
I dropped it off at my mom’s on Friday and she’s going to take it to the baby shower next weekend. I can’t go unfortunately because I had already signed up for the Bavarian Battle. It’s basically one of those obstacle course races, but with a Bavarian twist. At the end we get bavarian hats, a brat, and a beer (I might sneak in wine :)). Very excited about this.
In the quilt project department, I have another baby quilt planned for another friend. I seriously have 10 friends who are pregnant right now, so they will all be getting quilts at some point. Great motivation to keep practicing!
I’m calling this the Baby D quilt. They decided not to find out if it’s a boy or a girl, so that was a bit of a challenge for colors. I went a little untraditional and am going with red and blue. I think it leans slightly more towards boy, but I think it works for a girl too.
It’s basically just going to be a chevron quilt with red & cream. And then for the backing, I bought this cute woodsy alphabet fabric. My friends are both outdoorsy, so I thought this was fitting.
When I bought the red and the white, I hadn’t calculated for the amount the material would shrink (I prewash everything) and as I was cutting squares I realized I wouldn’t have enough. Luckily I had some red and cream left over from my house pillow, so I used that. They are different shades of each, but I actually think that will give it a depth that it wouldn’t have had otherwise. I guess we’ll see! Time to start sewing those half square triangles!
Wow I wish my second quilt looked this good. Congratulations on a fabulous finish.
Thank you so much!
Pieces of Sunshine says
I love your finished quilt, a great classic design which I find still has as strong appeal for me. Your new one looks like it will be fun too.
Fantastic little quilt! And only your second one?! Awesome work!
Thanks for your kind words!
Seriously – that’s your second finished quilt? Gorgeous and well done!
Haha yes it is! You’d be able to tell if you looked closely, nothing quite lines up 🙂 Thanks for your nice comment!
Yeah second quilt! Very sweet. LOVE your profile pic!!!
Thanks Stephanie! I tried to comment on your WIP for the week, but was having trouble. Just wanted to tell you your blocks are looking great! 🙂