Monday, July 22, 2013

Gifts for Baby Hunt

Before my sister found out she was having a little girl, I knew I wanted to make a baby quilt. I had seen this fun yellow and gray patterned fabric at my aunt's house this fall and new it would be perfect for the next gender-neutral project. I found the fabric sold in a bundle of fat quarters at JoAnn Fabric. Sister said she wouldn't mind having a none-pink quilt after she found out Baby Hunt was going to be a girl, so away I went.

It seems that the chevron pattern is everywhere right now, and it can be done in so many styles. I saw a Youtube video demonstration of how to make the square which totally took the mystery out of those diagonal lines. So I decided to give it a try.

I'm really bad at math so my calculations and measurements were way off from what I had anticipated the quilt to look like, but with a few modifications, it turned out alright and I had just enough fabric to make it work. The finished project is 46" x 38."

The finished product. 

 The details. I decided to do a little of the stitch-in-the-ditch quilting as well as free-hand in the yellow areas. I really liked how it turned out.

I love the texture!

And then the back. I used a dark gray for the back and the binding around the edges. But when I went to add a strip of yellow to the back, I had it upside down.  This wasn't a huge deal, except my master plan of having it line up perfectly for the decorative quilting didn't end up the way I hoped. It's pretty much upside down too. Oh well. More texture I guess. I do really like the yellow in the midst of the gray though.

There's More
My sister had this adorable book filled with projects to make for babies. So I tried a few. Below are two stuffed zoo animals - a penguin and a hippo made with left over fabric from the quilt. They are far from perfect, but still turned out to be fun and pretty cute.

An then I tried my hand at making fabric flowers and baby headbands . . . 


I used buttons for the second one . . .

Welcome Baby Hunt! You are very loved!

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