Remy Larston Harris, son of Cadence and Mikey was born March 25th, only few days late. (ahem...try over two weeks!)
But when I made a quilt for him, I didn't know he was a boy!
So I looked for fabrics that would go for either a boy or a girl and also used Cadence's and Mikey's wedding colors as an inspiration. (Orange, Teal or Aqua Blue and Brown.) I went with Grey instead of Brown.
I can't find the picture I took of the quilt that I saw a girl had over her baby's car seat at Firehouse Subs in Provo. But it was so cute, a Cheveron Stripe with these colors, I decided to try to copy it.
I spent forever trying to figure out how to sew it up and came up with all sorts of difficult methods that would have worked.
And then EUREKA!!!! I figured out a strip quilt method that would be soooo much easier. And so I'll share it here.
I sewed each white strip to a colored strip.
And then cut them into squares. 4.5"+2.5=7"-1/2"=6 1/2" squares. (1/4 of each piece of fabric for the seam allowance)
Perhaps even easier is to measure the width of the two strips that are sewn together and cut the squares at that measurement.
Now lay out the squares in an alternating pattern to create the zig zag or chevron stripe.
I don't have pictures of the sewing process, but if you look closely this makes rows that run diagonally. I kept the quilt laid out on the floor and picked up one row at a time (stacking in the right order and remembering where the seam allowance went). It was sort of a pain, I have to admit.
Afterward, I just trimmed off all those pointy edges. Trimming is a lot easier than cutting a bunch of triangles to fill in the missing spots.
Binding was a blue I don't think I even used in the quilt. You could also just use all the colors and make a binding that changes colors all the way around.
And after talking to several unsuspecting ladies at the fabric store, asking everyone's opinion and getting quite a few different ones: I threw them all to the wind and chose to use this Bright Orange for the back.
(If Cadence or Mikey, or even Remy, ever go hunting they can wrap up in the quilt, back side out!)
My sister, Cadence with her cute belly. (Remy's in there!)
And now he's not!
I finally got to meet him this last July when he was almost 4 months old!
I have officially claimed him as my own, though with a broken heart I've allowed Cady and Mikey to keep him and take care of him. For now.
I love this baby!