Chevron Baby Quilt

We have friends who are bringing a brand new little girl into the world today.  We’re waiting on pins and needles for the announcement!

You might remember her older brother’s quilt from a while back.  His mom had his first birthday photos taken with it.  Yeah, I might have blushed a little over that.

Baby Quilt 2
Baby Quilt 2

There was no way I wasn’t making a quilt for his new sister too.  I happened to see her mom the day I was going to the fabric store and found out the baby’s room would be pink and brown.  I already had a design in mind, and the color scheme worked with it perfectly.

Chevron Baby Quilt 1
Chevron Baby Quilt 1

To make the chevron pattern, I cut 6 1/2” squares (15 pink, 18 floral, 15 brown), then cut each of those in half diagonally. 

Chevron Baby Quilt 2
Chevron Baby Quilt 2

I sewed them together following this pattern:

Chevron Baby Quilt pattern
Chevron Baby Quilt pattern

I used a soft Minkee-like fabric for the back, with a layer of cotton batting between.

Chevron Baby Quilt 3
Chevron Baby Quilt 3

Because I loved the backing so much (I mean, have you FELT this stuff?!?) I used a cheater method with it to bind the quilt.  Simply cut the backing larger than the top, fold it over the edge of the top and stitch.  To make it wider, I cut the batting a bit larger than the quilt top as well.

Chevron Baby Quilt 4
Chevron Baby Quilt 4

I love how it came out a little girly, but modern.  Now I can’t wait to meet the little girl who’ll be using it!