Why, yes. My son most certainly does need another navy and white quilt. Why do you ask?
After finishing the houndstooth quilt, I made this zig zag chevron quilt for Henry in May and scheduled a post about it on May 25, Henry’s birthday. I had planned to finish binding it the week Henry was born. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.
It was totally inspired by this quilt from Flickr, which has been on my baby pin board for a long time. I just loved it and couldn’t get it out of my head. Mine ended up being different, but I still hope it has the same feel. (This was actually on flickr when I pinned it and had lots of great comments about the technique, but it appears to have been removed.)
I finally got the binding finished on mine while we were at the Lake. Zippity doo dah. I think it looks great.
I still like the extra quilting on the inspiration image, but I wasn’t in the mood to go back and do more quilting. (Color me lazy.)
I used Kona solids for the zigs and zags. I didn’t use a pattern, but basically just made a bunch of 6 inch squares and made them into half-square triangles. These easily came together to make the pattern. I just kept making the squares until I had enough for the quilt. (I use this simple way to make the half-square triangles.)
The dot backing was leftover from the houndstooth quilt and I had just enough to make the backing and the binding from it.
Well, I think I should probably stop making baby quilts for Henry. But, they are so fun that I’m having trouble not making more.