Sunday, August 4, 2013

Baby Quilt–Flying Geese & Chevron pattern

Four weeks before Baby Pope is expected to arrive, and I’m finally getting his/her quilt finished. I started it mid-June and just created my own pattern based on this picture I found on Pinterest.

I fell in love with the Baby Jane fabric by Moda – especially since it had the perfect color turquoise, and the red, golden yellow and gray were neutral colors for the baby’s room. I ordered the charm pack and cut them in half diagonally.
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Baby Jane Charm Pack Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda Fabrics - Fat Quarter Shop

I arranged the rows with alternating triangles to form a chevron/semi-flying geese pattern. I really wanted to include flying geese in this quilt in a fun, modern way. I did use the traditional flying geese on the back of the quilt.
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When I finished the top & back, I sent it off to my favorite quilting lady in Omaha, Aimee at Splendid Stitches and she did a fantastic job with the quilting.DSC04296

I used the turquoise-colored fabric for the binding. I’m so fortunate that my grandma switched sewing machines with me so I could use her awesome machine with fun designs for the binding. I’m pretty sure after she uses my dinky/simple machine, she’ll want hers back pretty quick! But I loved playing with hers.
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Next up to finish: crib skirt and changing pad cover. Then we’ll just need a baby!

Throughout this whole summer, I thought I’d have plenty of time/energy to finish these projects. I’m going to finish in time, but wish I’d worked on them earlier in my 2nd trimester when I definitely had more energy!

8 comments:

Shelley said...

Perfect! I was wondering if you get a new machine there for awhile. The photo caught my eye before I read the text! I really want a new machine. I LOVE the quilt!

Maggie-Trevor Lundberg said...

That looks great Kels!! :) Can't wait to see the crib skirt and changing cover....and of course Baby Pope! :)

Home on the Range Exchange said...

Looks GREAT!!! I really like it, you did a great job!

Emily said...

I love LoVe LOVE this!!!

Sara Riedel said...

Kelsey, I love the color combo and the pattern is great! Congrats on expecting a little one, I'm excited to hear the news.

Sara's House HD said...

I love your quilt!!! It makes me want to pull out all of my quilting stuff and start working on something! :) We should have a "quilting" weekend sometime! :)

Suzi @ chores and chandeliers said...

OH THAT IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

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Kelsey Pope said...

Thank you all for the nice comments. I love how it turned out. I have a matching crib skirt and changing pad cover to post about soon!