Some of you may remember this quilt I made last summer for my cousin who had recently gotten married. Well, guess what? Now she and her husband are expecting a baby in May so of course I wanted to make them a quilt. I think I have around 20 first-cousins on my mom's side of the family and as far as I know, Taryn is the only one with an interest in sewing. My mom taught her to quilt a few years ago, and it is fun to make gifts for someone who you know will appreciate them.
I first got the idea for this quilt from a picture, I believe on Instagram, that Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations had shared. She was showing a quilt of hers that was being featured in an upcoming issue of Quilty Magazine. Just a few days later, I saw that Quilt Dad had written a tutorial for a similar quilt on the Art Gallery Fabrics blog. That pretty much sealed the deal, so I started pulling all the grey and yellow fabrics I had since those are the colors in Taryn's nursery.
I was so excited when I found this yellow dotty fabric at JoAnn. I went there searching for backing and honestly didn't expect to find one that I wanted, but this was perfect! It is from the latest DS Prints line, a very pretty shade of yellow with small grey dots all over. I'm even thinking of making a little dress for Jill with my leftovers. I only quilted in the solid white (Kona Bone, actually) areas of the quilt, making various chevron shapes in each one. Honestly, I'm not that impressed with the way it looks but it wasn't bad enough for me to rip it out. The binding is a great charcoal-grey Confetti Dot by Dear Stella.
I won't be able to go to Taryn's baby shower next month, but soon enough this little quilt will be winging it's way to Iowa. Hopefully, it will get there before the baby does!