Recently, I decided to sew a baby quilt for a first-time mom at my church. I did this project using only fabric and supplies from my stash. I chose two shades of pink, one shade of teal, and one floral print for this project.
I looked to Pinterest for design inspiration, and decided to go with a chevron layout. Each of my blocks are 7×7 inches, I decided to create a 6×8 block design. I then used Google drawings to create my lay-out.
I realized I needed to learn how to sew Half-Square Triangles (HST). I found an amazing tutorial on how to sew eight blocks at a time from Blossom Heart Quilts. After that, I ironed my pieces and flattened the seam allowance toward the floral print side of my square. Then I cut off the excess fabric hanging off my square. I placed all my squares on my floor in order of the pattern, and I began sewing the rows together one by one.
After I had my quilt top sewed together, I layered the batting in between the top and backing, I pinned this all together and sewed the binding on. For my binding, I cut my backing two inches wider than the quilt top on all sides. Then I folded it over twice and stitched it.
I followed up with a straight stitch to quilt the layers together using a zig-zag method to follow the chevron print.
I’m happy with the results. What do you think?