Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gray, Yellow, and White Baby Quilt

Some very good friends of mine from college decided to have a baby a couple years ago.  When I heard the announcement of the pregnancy, I knew I had to make a quilt for the new baby!  I saw some posts on Pinterest of items that were gray, yellow, and white that they were considering for the baby's nursery, so I decided to use this color scheme in the quilt.  I know that these friends have a pretty modern aesthetic, so I wanted to do something fairly simple using mostly solids.  I was inspired by the half square triangle (HST) quilts made by Sew Katie Did and I decided I would use all solids in various grays, yellows, and whites to make a HST quilt.

I chose about 6 or 7 different Kona solids and then created HSTs in all the possible combinations.  I then randomly arranged the HST blocks to form this pattern.  I like how it doesn't look planned at all (because it isn't!)  I was short 1 HST block so I was thinking of maybe adding a cute print to break up the monotony of the triangles.  Luckily, at one of our Philly MQG sewing days, Bobbi offered a square of this awesome Ed Emberly elephant print from Cloud9 Fabrics.  It was perfect!  So I placed that one square of print fabric in the bottom right of the quilt.

I knew almost immediately how I wanted to quilt this.  I used just straight lines going in one direction, all spaced 1 inch apart.  I really like how it turned out.

For the back, I chose some more Cloud9 fabric (the gray, yellow, and white triangles) and I created large HSTs with solids that minim the front of the quilt.  It was great how well the Cloud9 fabric matched my quilt top!  I didn't even plan it that way.


  1. I love this quilt! Sometimes the unplanned are the best!

  2. Wow! This quilt is right up my alley! What a lucky baby!

  3. Well I just love that -- all the soothing grey and cheery yellow, and that little elephant square! These are the kinds of quilts that make me the happiest. :)

  4. I absolutely LOVE this quilt!

  5. Can you make one for me? How much?! <3