Friday, May 29, 2015

Chevron Baby Boy Quilts

Bold colors aren't my usual palette.
But I had a fun time picking these fabrics out for two baby quilts for either boys or girls. I only knew there were going to be two! I struggled with waiting until after they were born to find the perfect fabric, but finally because of the time two quilts would take, I went with brights and would then make the backing gender specific.
I cut them into strips.
I found a simple pattern for a chevron design...much easier than using half-square triangles. I sewed a white strip with a colored strip and then cut them into squares.
It's all in the layout.
Sew the blocks together diagonally and then sew the rows together.
First one down (above), one to go (below).

Square it up.

Made the quilt sandwich with boy-themed fabric (at this point the twins had arrived) and then started machine quilting along the seams.
I got these Clover Wonder Clips for Christmas. They are perfect for binding instead of using pins because of the fabric thickness.

Love how they turned out!


7 comments:

Mom said...

Love them, Lynn! And I'm sure Samantha's boys will use them for a long time. Great job!

Judy said...

These are so cute, love them. Great way to make the chevrons with strips. They came out great.

Karen H said...

These turned out really cute! I have made a few chevron quilts using 1/2 square triangles. Really neat.

Heide said...

Very cute baby quilts, fun color and love your backing fabric.

sewlost said...

Can you say how wide the strips and square measurements? Very cute. I would like to make for my twin nephews.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Sandy

Laurie Sanders said...

Lovely, bright, cheerful quilts. I've not ever attempted a cheveron quilt. Maybe now I'll be inspired. :)

Lynn said...

Sandy - they were 2 1/2 inch strips and then I cut them at 4 1/2.