November 2, 2015

Zig Zag Quilt for Baby G

I rarely make a quilt to give away.  Actually, I can think of only one time I have done so.  It just takes too much time and work and love to make a quilt.  And I hate the idea of turning it over to someone who might not love it as much as I do.  However, this summer we had a very special little one enter our world.  And no matter what gift I came up with nothing seemed just right except a quilt.  

I've been wanting to do a chevron or zig zag for some time and it seemed to suit this little fellow just perfect.  I started out wanting to do teals and reds but I couldn't find fabrics in those colors that were just right so I ended up with orange and a not quite turquoise.  I usually don't use kid sort of fabrics even when making a baby quilt because I want their quilts to grow with them.   However, I knew Baby G's nursery was going to be woodland themed so we worked in an adorable animal print as well.  It came out really cute, but I still worry that in a few years it will be too babyish for a little man.