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 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.
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