Chevron Charm Quilt for a Baby Girl

Chevron charm quilt

It honestly seems like everyone in my life is having babies right now. It must be that late-20s/early-30s lifestyle, right? Sure. This quilt was made in the Fall of 2016, and is honestly one of the cutest, fluffiest things I've ever made in my life. 

For this one, I followed Lou Orth's pattern found in issue 36 of Love Patchwork and Quilting, and made one slight change to add two extra chevrons to the bottom left. I used the Sunny Adventures Playground fat quarter bundle collection by Amy Sinibaldi. And for the backing, I used the far-too-cute Magic Castle Plans by Sarah Jane (for Michael Miller fabrics). 

sunny adventures playground fabric
For all the other quilts I had made until this point, I strictly used 100% cotton batting for the interior. But for this one, I had to pinch some pennies, so I went with a polyester batting that ended up making the quilt so incredibly fluffy and huggable - perfect for a little girl that was going to be dragging it around everywhere eventually. 

Baby Girl's Canyon Cabin Quilt

I haven't posted here in awhile, I know, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy quilting away. In the Spring of 2016, my first niece was born and, naturally, I just had to make something for her and her parents to (hopefully) treasure for a good long while.
Kate Spain Canyon fabric collection
I used a simple log cabin block pattern and Kate Spain's Canyon line in this quilt, and quite honestly, I absolutely love how this turned out. The white background balanced the bright colours really well, and I loved how the fabric prints played off each other really well. I ended up quilting it some simple wave patterns that really played up the fun-ness of it all.

Kate Spain Canyon fabric series

Little Houses Quilt

Okay, so my quilting lines still aren't all that straight - it's probably going to take awhile to get those worked out - but here's a quilt I made about a year ago (!) as a Christmas gift to my grandmother.

I made these out of some leftover fat quarters that I kind of scraped together after buying the solids as a test for the wedding quilt I put together before this one. This was also the first quilt that I took the time to make up some personalized quilt labels. I love the idea of these, especially when I'm making quilts that are given away to people a lot of the time.