Friday, August 8, 2014

First of Infinity & Architextures Text and Solid Chevron Quilt




I have a new nephew so of course the occasion called for a quilt! His mom had a gray and white chevron quilt on her pinterest board and his room is painted gray so the design choice was easy.  I picked a Moda Bella solid color to match the paint in the room and several Kaufman Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander and prints from the First of Infinity collection to make the quilt.  I am hoping the busy text prints will discuise any future stains that are stubborn to remove.


The quilt is made of 6.75" finished HSTs for a 40.5" wide by  54" quilt...it should be a nice toddler size.  There are so many options for baby size quilts, the knit ones, flannel receiving, etc. and when my kids were little not many options for  toddlers so I do generally make this size quilt for baby gifts. I used Quilters Dream batting as I think it drapes better on little people and quilted it with Aurifil 40wt.  I neglected to take a photo but lately I've been using labels from a Sweetwater panel to label my quilts that have been gifts.  They work well to sew on at the last minute and add a few details with a micron pen.

I love this last photo of the quilt...though I have a hard time believing one of my kids is big enough to hold a quilt this size up! Time does fly...


I'm linking up with Amanda's Finish It Up Friday, she has a fabulous one today so go check them all out!

8 comments:

Quilt Musings said...





Wonderful quilt! It is sure to be loved :) Not only is your kiddo big enough, there is a good amount of leg showing :D They grow so fast!

Frances said...





I love a chevron quilt - especially love your subtle colour scheme.

Marie said...





love it and the colors ...

Kate Yates said...





I love chevrons, lovely quilt. I really like the combination of the white prints and grey solid.

Kat said...





I LOVE this gorgeous mellow quilt! The Architextures prints and the grey go sooo well together!

Gemini Jen NZ said...





Very modern and on trend (though this classic design will never age!) Great job!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





That last photo is so awesome Karen! Yes, your son is getting very tall.

Kat said...





Gorgeous! I love how mellow it is.