First up is my SMALL quilt, a baby quilt that I made for my precious new little niece, Aspen. She is her mommy's firstborn, so I wanted to make something special for her.
I knew I wanted to do a chevron quilt, but not the same one I had used before. I this cool chevron pattern from the Etsy shop, SugarThreadz. Perfect.
I had been in love with Les Amis fabric by Patti Sloniger for sometime but couldn't justify buying any. I finally had the perfect excuse! I LOVE the colors and the sweet little prints of foxes, owls and turtles. The trick was finding the fabric because it's OOP. Well, if you haven't used the hashtag #thegreatfabricdestash on Instagram, don't! Unless you want to find a bunch of amazing fabric that folks are selling. And the good stuff goes fast! Just beware you can spend money your head will spin (or your hub's will!). Anyway, that's where I was able to pick some up plus a few fat quarters from Etsy. :)
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. As always I love a white background to make those colors pop.
I wanted the back to be nice and soft. I couldn't find the right shade of minky which I love to use. So I went the old-fashioned route and found a nice peach flannel. I think I'm converted. I love the way it looked and felt.
I machine quilted it with flowers - a first for me! And heart shaped leaves with loopy loops in between. I was doing the flowers freehand and then I decided to draw some out just for placement beforehand. It went a lot quicker after that because I didn't have to stop and figure out where the next one should go.
I also made a matching bib and a couple of burpies with the fabric I had left over. Together I think it made a nice set.
BTW, here is a picture of my adorable niece. I mean it just doesn't get any cuter than that!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go visit all of the quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Don't forget to vote!