So you know that I’m expecting this fall, but the other excited news is that I have two sisters-in-law also expecting! Both with baby girls- so yay for some baby girl sewing in my future! I’ve actually already had a bit of fun sewing for them both, but am waiting to share here until I can give the gifts to the expectant mothers.
We are on a nice long road trip this week to Wisconsin for a family wedding, and it just so happened that my brother’s house was the halfway point so we stopped there for the night and I was able to give baby Chloe’s quilt to her mommy and daddy!
I’ve had this charm pack sitting around for a very long time and while deciding on a quilt for my upcoming niece, I realized that these charm squares were the same colors as the nursery theme- match made in heaven!
After some pinterest searching, I decided on the fast 4-patch quilt pattern. It was a super quick sew since I didn’t have to cut out the smaller squares! I alternated the 4-patch squares with white and teal solid Kona cotton blocks. The design was an evolving one, and I was thankful for my quilt layout board on the wall in my sewing room to hang the blocks up as I decided how exactly to arrange them. I super love the end result!
My sil loves teal and chevron so I used this chevron print from my stash and combined it with the grey solid and grey polka dots to make an easy backing. The quilt is bound in some dark grey metro dots from ancient days… Are you sensing a theme? My goal was to have all the fabrics come from my stash and I’m happy to say I was successful!
I quilted it with a crosshatch pattern and love the crinkle it gives to the finished quilt. I’m normally really bad about labels but I wanted baby Chloe to have this quilt as a keepsake so I hand embroidered a little note for her on the back of the quilt.
Baby Chloe is due mid-September and I am so excited to have a niece! Hopefully she likes to play and snuggle atop her her baby quilt!