Summer, so far, has been full of vacationing and organizing, and I haven’t been sewing as much, but I did finish something yesterday that I’m pretty proud of.
I used the zigzag quilt tutorial found here. This is a baby quilt for my friend Katrina, who is expecting her first. It’s actually a lap-sized quilt rather than a crib-size. The tutorial makes a lap-sized quilt, and I thought about making it smaller but decided to go ahead and make it full-sized so that, hopefully, my friend’s child can use the quilt even as he/she grows up.
When I asked Katrina about the colors of her nursery, she told me that they won’t find out the gender of the baby before birth, and she is decorating with brown, green, and yellow, with accents in red, orange, and turquoise. So, it was pretty easy to use those colors to make a beautiful color scheme.
I was fabric shopping with my friend Kelley, and the first three fabrics I chose had some kind of circle on them. Kelley said something like, “You’re either going to need to stop picking circles, or else just stick with the circle theme for all your fabrics.” I thought that was great advice, and I decided to stick with the circle theme. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but all the fabrics have some kind of circle on them.
I used a Kona white for the white zigzags, and I used a nice soft sheet from Target for the backing. I did free-motion quilting, and I just love how it turned out!