Before I get into the details of this quilt, a little bit of back story. Last weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for Andrea. Same Andrea as the quilt I shared yesterday. We have known each other since fall of 1998 when I started college... more specifically since the first day of marching band retreat before school started! We have been friends for many years, we were in each other's weddings (Drea was an awesome maid of honor in our wedding!) and in our post college days, we are each other's crafting consultants. It's not uncommon for us to be sending pictures, links and/or pins to each other for advice on crafting projects! :)
When she told me that they were expecting their first baby, both Brian and I were so excited for them. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a cute quilt for the baby. I looked for quite a few weeks... all without my primary consultant. So I had the stand-in of my husband.... the first idea and round of fabric got ousted. He didn't think it was manly enough for their son. So I decided upon this, to which he told me the first round was just fine and I really shouldn't listen to him. ;) It's okay though because I love the end result (and I already have another use planned for the other fabric)!
So this quilt was inspired by this fabulous navy & white chevron zig zag quilt by Kim @ Newlywoodwards (great blog if you don't already follow!). I opted to make the quilt out of 5 inch squares instead of 6 inch squares like Kim did (a little less fabric and slightly smaller). For the fabrics, I chose to use Snow (white), Graphite (gray) and Glacier (teal blue) Kona solid cotton fabrics as the top/binding and the black backing fabric is a pattern called Tokyo Texture from Red Rooster Fabrics (you can see it's got a grey spatter on the photo below). There's also a layer of batting in there too ;)
I spent the better part of a Sunday cutting, assembling half square triangles, quilting and putting the binding on.... and several evenings on the couch hand sewing the binding to the backside of the quilt.
It was a fairly straight forward, easy quilt to put together and I love how it turned out. I know that Andrea and her husband Jarrod liked it, I just hope the baby does too! And now I want to make a few more... :)
What do you think?!