My quilting time has been limited since Noah joined our family two years ago, to say the least. :) Finding time to work on a project - and actually complete it - is a challenge... I sometimes visit my Pinterest Quilting board just to stare longingly at all of the gorgeous project pins that I'd love to attempt, yet repeatedly chose a nap or extra sleep over, instead of starting one. ;)
Knowing my limitations, I really don't take on custom projects any longer - which was why I was hesitant when Jennifer emailed me asking me to create something for her baby-on-the-way last Spring. I absolutely ADORE her - and have always loved her scrapbook & card projects (she's been a major scrap crush of mine from the start!) - and after discussing what she wanted, decided that this might be the project I needed to get me out of my sewing slump.
We collaborated on the color palette and created this modified zig-zag quilt (using this tutorial) - and based off of a solid & similar chevron style quilt found on pinterest (that I can't seem to locate right now!) - and this is what the result was:
...I love the pretty colors paired together, and especially that there's so much aqua involved! The background fabric for the chevrons (big chunk pieced on top and bottom of the five rows of zigs & zags) is Michael Miller's Ta Dot in Sea.
...The wonky grey with white dots print used as the bottom chevron (and as the binding) is from Riley Blake's Tuxedo line. And ignore my "chick prints" - I finished this around Easter time(!) just didn't manage to blog it until now.
...The backing is super simple but still offers a bit of variety - three big chunks pieced together. I stipple quilted this with a free motion stitch & lots of swirls.
...I was so happy to be able to actually finish this on time and before she had her sweet baby.
Hoping there's more quilting time in my future this fall, with both boys back in school!