A really great friend from college is expecting her first baby, a little girl. So, naturally, she needed a bubbie (what my girls call their lovie, blakie, whatever you want to call it)! She had told me that they were painting the room a soft grey and decorating with bright pops of color.
I've been loving all of the chevron that has been popping up everywhere lately! I thought this would be a great project for some chevron of my own! :)
Mind you, this is not a quilt, it's tiny!! Something for her to carry around for comfort. :) The entire thing measures approximately 11" x 9". I backed it in pale pink chenille so that it would be super soft and snuggly.
I made 42 HST (half square triangles) that measured 1 1/2" finished. I used kona ash for the grey and various scraps for the colored zig zags. I was so glad to be able to fit that little girl's face in there from sherbet pips, I just love her! I quilted it about 1/16" away from each seam in off white thread. I figured she can use it as a mini quilt to hang on the wall until the baby is big enough or if she isn't a blankie kid. My friend got it yesterday and loved it! I'm so glad!! :)
I wanted to mention to anyone that may want to make something similar, or really anything that is a little thicker but still needs to be bound, is that it really makes it easier if you serge or zig zag the edges before you sew on the binding. I also do this with potholders since they require a layer of batting as well as a layer of insulbrite. It really makes it easier to hand sew the binding onto the back as it reduces the bulk at the edge.
I also cut my binding at 2 1/4" instead of 2 1/2" for small items (anything smaller than a baby/lap quilt), so the added step of zig zagging the edge is extra helpful since besides the added bulk of the chenille, I am also using smaller binding.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!