Today's finish is a very special quilt I'm excited to share with you all. A friend from college & her husband welcomed their first child into the world last week -- a sweet little boy, Owen! Owen's mommy, Liz, and I first met in college 5 or so years ago and instantly hit it off. We experienced all sorts of crazy "college stuff" together and it's amazing that she's now a mom! I wanted to make a special baby quilt for Liz + baby Owen and I couldn't be happier with the results.
Liz & her husband have been busy getting a new house ready for their first child -- including a nursery in gray + orange. I started by pulling several different gray & orange prints from my stash and chose to include a few pretty blues too. I'm not a huge fan of "typical" baby fabric/collections, so it was important to me end up with a finished quilt that clearly read baby boy without using those baby fabrics.
The 60 degree triangles used in this quilt all measure 4" finished from base to point. There are several different rulers + tools out there to help make cutting 60 degree triangles a breeze, but I find using my standard 24" ruler + the 60 degree line works perfectly.
I straight-line quilted 1/4" away from all the seams using a 50 wt. Aurifil thread. The resulting cross hatch quilting pattern on the back was a pleasant surprise. Vanessa's Simply Color chevron fabric made the perfect binding fabric -- and it looks like bias binding, bonus! You can find the fabric at Fat Quarter Shop.
I have to admit, I may have caught the baby fever while working on this quilt. :)
Enjoy Baby Owen!