A zig zag chevron baby quilt

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 a quilt from Flickr that is no longer available. It 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.

What do you think?


  1. says

    You are SO talented. What a gift. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make quilts for babies in the hospital or for children in underpriviledged areas? What a great way to share your skill. Wish I had it…

  2. says

    You did a great job.
    I just made a quilt for my youngest cousin (she just turned 6 months).
    It was my refresher on quilting.
    I have hopes to make one for Bitsy next…but I want to make her a big one that will last awhile.
    I love your quilts they always look fabulous!

  3. says

    Just have more babies! Then you’ll have excuses to make tons of quilts. :)

    Seriously, though, I love that one. I don’t know how you do it. I’d end up sewing my fingers together.

  4. says

    LOVE it! I wish I could quilt, but I don’t seem to have the patience for it I think. Luckily my MIL and SIL are quilters- I’m hoping we get something as beautiful as this :)

  5. says

    Have you done a general quilting post before (sorry if I can’t remember)? I’ve always been jealous of people who can make custom quilts. I’m wondering… How long does it take to learn how to quilt? How expensive is a diy quilt vs one that’s store-bought? How long does it take to make a basic quilt?

  6. says

    It’s GORGEOUS!! So fresh and modern! :) Not to feed the insanity or anything, but if you keep making him navy & white quilts, you could one day bind them all together for his big-boy bed? 😉
    Does Henry totally love the contrast in these quilts? Katherine is OBSESSED with her black and white picture books.

  7. Lauren says

    Oh my gosh! This might be my favorite. I wish I could sew/quilt/do anything wife worthy. I love it!!

  8. Lauren says

    Also.. you could totally sell these on Etsy… I also like the idea of donating them to underprivileged children.

  9. says

    Ok. I will pay for your airline ticket. Come to CT and do mine. I gave up on our nursery today lol!

    It’s a perfect room. I love that it’s a little grown up. Baby rooms don’t have to look like Walt Disney threw up all over it.

    I need to make a ruler growth chart!

  10. says

    I love, love, LOVE this…. and I swear that I had commented, but it looks like I hadn’t! I actually made this quilt this weekend — thanks so much for the inspiration!! I’m giving it as a gift this weekend at a baby shower, so when I share it next week, I’ll be sure to let you know and I’ll be linking back to here as my source of inspiration!! 😉


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