Here’s my most recent baby quilt, made for some of our friends expecting their first little one in September.
I was inspired by Cheryl at A Pretty Cool Life, who made a pennant quilt last year. I filed it away in my brain (and on Pinterest) in the hopes that I would make one someday.
Then I saw this beauty on Vintage Modern Quilts and fell in love again.
And my version…
Sarah (the mom-to-be) is super trendy and fun, and I hoped she would like this style for her little one. I love quilts with lots of white for a fun and modern look and I’m really pleased with how this one came together.
I chose all the fabrics to loosely coordinate with the gorgeous bedding they registered for at Restoration Hardware Baby. I actually had all the fabrics on-hand, which made this the first time ever that I was able to make a full quilt with what I already had. (SCORE!)
The gender of the baby is unknown, so I went with some neutrals, with a pop of pinkish coral. The great part of this quilt is that you only need small pieces. I was able to use tons of my favorites for this quilt. And the back is a really pretty taupe/grey dot.
I just did a few lines of quilting at the top of the pennants, and a black stitch to tie the pennants together. All the pennants are stitched together with a zig zag stitch. After washing, the edges of the flags got really soft and fuzzy. I love that.
Overall, I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope mom and dad-to-be like it, too. And I hope the new baby will spend lots of time napping and playing on this quilt.
What do you think?
(Don’t forget to link up to our Pouf-A-Long tomorrow. Should be lots of poufy fun.)