suzanne was due with baby #2 this march, and since i made something for her daughter britlynn, i wanted to make something special for the little man about to enter her life. we had been e-mailing about other things, but i wanted to make sure i got a vibe for what their nursery was going to be like for the little one before going totally crazy. she mentioned the word "modern" along with chevrons, polka dots, stripes, and a few colors and from there i had a basic idea and hit up pinterest, as i usually do when trying to formulate a new project. i had done chevrons before (erika's wedding quilt, plus the stashbuster i did was chevron-esque) but i wanted a new take on it... after scrolling & pinning constantly, i found this pattern and knew it had to happen. it was modern, baby, chevron & fun all rolled up in to one. plus the pattern was a free download. double awesome, right?
the difficult part truly came when it was time to select fabric. i started looking at darker shades of blue, green, yellow & oranges trying to make it happen... but it wasn't happening. i know lisa got a photo text of colors, but it was making me frustrated. so i put everything back and hit the "nursery prints" aisle, and everything just made sense. simple patterns, basic colors, coordinating. it all just worked. my only slip up was i didn't have enough background color, so i had to run back and purchase more of that... but otherwise, i was game. it pieced together so easily, and the backing fabric was perfect. add this to the list of fantastically favorite projects. i would totally do this one again, but i don't know if i could ever bring myself to repeat this and try to improve it. it's pretty awesome. basically like a one hit wonder.
but of course, i'm biased.
mod chevron baby quilt
designer: rashida coleman-hale