I made another baby quilt featuring triangles this week. I love using triangles because they are so quick to sew up! A friend requested a baby quilt to give as a gift, and she had seen my other quilt from January. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of the color scheme: neutrals. Apparently the baby’s room will be gray and white, so my friend wanted a neutral quilt. I may have stretched the neutrals just a bit, so that I could stay excited about the project.
The baby is a boy, so I added in some blue triangles for interest. I had already decided to use these colors, and then I gained further inspiration from Red Pepper Quilts with a quilt she made awhile back. I loved how she created diamonds with the low volume fabrics, so I tried to mimic that with mine.
I am happy to say that almost all of these fabrics were pulled from stash. I did have to buy a little Kona for the light blue, and I may have purchased the black and white chevrons during that same trip. It felt good to use up what I already had, instead of spending more!! My friend and I both work with animals, so I knew she would appreciate my adding a few animals into the quilt. I had three Cotton and Steel fabrics on hand from their Black and White collections, which I think fit in perfectly.
For the back, I chose a minky dot fabric from JoAnn’s. This is my “go-to” for baby quilts, and I always try to use a coupon when I buy it. The binding is hard to see in the photos, but it is scrappy, made up entirely of fabrics from my scrap bin! Yay!!
I followed the lines of the triangles for quilting, except I did not include the bases. I like that it continues the same diamond effect on the back that I was going for with the low volume prints.
My friend was super pleased with the final product and in the end, so was I. I have so many plans for quilts, but I still fall back on things I know how to do. I really need to branch out a bit more.