This is a baby quilt for my best friend's niece! She is due in January and will be the first grandbaby, so everyone is very excited. The baby shower was last weekend so I can finally show this! I designed it using the Threadbias Design tool and it was really fun to use (although a bit of a learning curve). I've seen lots of arrow quilts, but none of them were offset and that's what I really wanted. This is just made up of simple rectangles and half square triangles.
The baby's crib set is black and cream and the mom
wanted to add in pink and green. As soon as I heard that, I thought of
the Comma line of fabric by Zen Chic. I'd been wanting to use that, so
this was a great excuse! The colors in the line were orange, yellow, and
a brighter green, so I opted to just use the black and cream prints and
add in some solid Kona cotton--Bubble Gum and Tarragon are the shades.
pieced the back from leftovers from the front. I had already run to the
store twice for fabric (which is what happens when you buy fabric
before you nail down your design!) so when I ran a little short I definitely didn't
want to make a third trip. I made it work with a small strip of solid Kona
black. You can see the quilting best here. I did quilting in the ditch
down the length and width of the squares, and then did double diagonal
lines in just one direction.
The cool thing about designing in Threadbias is that
they have tons of actual fabric lines in their database, so in my
digital mockup I could put the actual fabric, instead of just a solid
color. This is what my mockup looked like:
And this is the original I designed with Allyssa
Thomas' line of Critter Patch fabric. It's fun to see how different a
pattern can be with different fabrics.
Here is the blank pattern if anyone wants to make
their own, I found it easiest after filling it in, to name each color A,
B, etc and then just make a chart of how many rectangles and half
square triangles I need to make of each one. The rectangles were 7.5 x 4
(I believe) and the half square triangles started at 5 inches and were
trimmed down to 4 inches after being made. I can double check my
measurements if anyone is interested in making this pattern. With these
measurements and amount of rows and columns it's a decent sized baby
quilt, I want to say about 42 inches square?