I always love making quilts when I know who the recipient will be, and it’s especially fun when said recipient is a new baby, so this quilt for a neighbor and friend’s brand new baby boy was a joy to make!
I had it in mind keep it pretty modern and thought shades of grays would be appropriate. Though after cutting a bunch of gray triangles I was afraid it might be looking a bit depressing for a little baby. Rather than scrapping the idea, I decided to try adding a few more fabrics and added in some more black and white prints and the blue and red solids. I think it added enough color and bit of whimsy to make it feel appropriate for a little one.
There are a lot of favorite prints in there, and it was fun to actually use them! The black heart on white print is a favorite from Maze & Vale, which I purchased from Salty Oat (looks like it’s gone now, but this bundle would be a great substitution!). I also got to use this Umbrella Prints print, an old Yoshiko Jinzenji print, and a bit of Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe fabric.
The pattern is one I’ve made a couple times previously. I never came up with a catchy name for this pattern, so I always refer to it as ‘pointy triangles’, but really it deserves better than that! I first made it out of Cotton + Steel, then again in Lotta Jansdotter’s Follie. Windham Fabrics calls it Carnival, and has a free pattern for it on their site, in case you’re interested!
I used Robert Kaufman’s Essex linen in black for the backing, which gives it a nice weight, and kept the quilting simple with straight lines on either side of all seams.
Wrapped and gifted! I hope this one will be well-loved!