You may remember that I posted Wednesday about working on this gray and yellow chevron quilt. Well, it’s now finished, and I just love it. I only had enough of the yellow backing for a baby quilt, but I’m hoping I can find something similar in the future so I can make a nice lap-size quilt for our sunroom. Since I don’t have any baby girls to give this to, it’s going on etsy whenever I get the nerve (and the time!) to start listing some items. I think it’s a little too girly for my boys since it has that flowery background, or I would be sorely tempted to keep this.
I also don’t yet have anything in the trendy gray/yellow color combination, and now that I’ve decided I like it (I fought against it for a while), I’m itching to have something like this while I’m still so in love with the trend.
I measured carefully and found that I did, in fact, have enough leftover yellow fabric for a bias binding, so I went with curved corners instead of squared ones. I thought that would contrast nicely with the sharp chevron points. The back is nice and swirly, so it echoes that, and it makes the whole quilt have a bit of a softer look.
I love how the hand-quilting makes such a nice soft quilt. While machine quilting is much faster and probably quite a bit sturdier, hand quilting can’t be beat for a soft cuddly sleeping quilt. I used yellow crochet thread for the stitches, and it shows up nicely on the front to bring a little color to the gray and white pattern. It mostly blends in on the back, which is also good since the back has such a vibrant pattern to it. While I do hope this sells, part of me will be sad to see it go if it does.