My sweet nephew was born at the end of November. Since I started quilting, I’ve enjoyed making quilts for the new babies who’ve joined our family. I typically try to get the quilt made by the time each baby is born, but since Micah’s mom and dad wanted to be surprised by his gender at birth, I didn’t get this quilt finished before he was born. In fact, after he was born, Christmas gift sewing was in full swing so sweet little Micah had to wait a couple months before getting his quilt.
My sister-in-law told me she likes chevrons right now. So I decided to follow Leigh’s tutorial for making chevron blocks out of flying geese. After playing around with the layout a bit, I decided I wanted something a little different. Here’s what I came up with.
I used a variety of prints from several fabric lines. I used the two Riley Blake Wheels prints that I had leftover from these two quilts as my focus fabric and then pulled other prints that I think go well with Wheels. I used Kona Coal for the background fabric.
On the back, I used my last piece of the Wheels collection along with some Alphabet Soup, Hope Valley, Blush, and that orange print. (I’m not sure what line it’s from. It was one of the fat quarters that came in the Pink Castle Fabrics’ Stash Stack Club.) The binding is Ovals in aqua from Half Moon Modern.
I quilted loops in the gray background only, which was fun and really helps the colors pop.
This baby quilt measures about 36 inches square and will be gifted to Micah on Sunday.