|This is the quilt from Pinterest; not mine!|
Now that my close friend Jamie is expecting her first baby mid-May, I had a good reason to try and make it! This baby girl will be my first "niece," and I couldn't be more excited to welcome her into the world. Excited to make something extra special, I dug out the ol' sewing machine, took a trip to JoAnn Fabrics and found an easy tutorial online for making a super cute, not-too-girly chevron baby quilt. I chose a neutral gold-coated muslin and a pretty darker khaki and white flower patterned fabric for the top, and a cute pink polka dot fabric for the back.
After some serious cutting and pressing, I pieced together the quilt top.
Trimmed off the edges...
Quilted the top to the pretty light pink polka dot backing piece, with a thin batting between them, and then bound the edges...
And voila! My first quilt in four years was complete, and didn't come out half bad! I was proud of the sharp corners on the chevron pattern, less proud of the not-even-close-to-perfect binding job. I hope that my little niece loves it and has lots of cozy naps cuddled up in it!
|My finished product!|
Annnnnd on a related note, Jamie had the most amazing baby shower. Here are a few snaps! All of the amazing food was prepared by her sister who works in the restaurant business in Los Angeles, and the theme of 'peas in a pod' was carried throughout the whole party beautifully by her husband's family. She's a very lucky girl!
|In the bottom right, those are little shooters of homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches - my favorite!|
|The adorable cake!|
|Not the best shot, but this is Jamie opening up the pretty afghan that my mom crocheted for her.|
|Centerpiece; I was crazy about this flower!|