I'm not sure what this pattern is called, but it was super easy to construct. I cut 2.5" strips and sewed two together, then cut 4.5" squares from the sewn together strips. Strip cutting/sewing is a big time saver for completing a quilt top! I did have to line up the pieces on a table top, then I pinned and sewed a few at a time to keep the pieces all going in the right direction. I love the way this pattern mimics a Chevron design.
I used a light weight cotton batting, and a smooth minky fabric for the back. I wish I could blog the way this quilt feels - SO soft and snuggly. I can't wait to hold Olivia while she's wrapped in this quilt, and you can bet there will be photos when that happens!
I really liked the looks of a quilt Abi had made where she used a contrasting colored thread to hold her layers together. I took a chance and quilted mine with some dark gray thread and I loved the way it turned out!
Olivia's quilt is held together with machine stitching, but I did hand stitch the binding on.
I had meant to photograph this quilt at Ryann's baby shower with her holding it up but I got busy and completely forgot, so I don't have a photo of the entire quilt top but I think you get the idea. We have plans to travel to California in March to meet our new baby niece, and I'm planning to take a photo of sweet baby Olivia wrapped up in it.
Oooh I can't wait for that!!!
Plans for my next quilting project are swirling around in my head...