Chevron Baseball Quilt – Finished!

Chevron Baseball Baby QuiltAt last! Pictures of the finished Chevron Baseball baby quilt!

This is a bespoke quilt for a friend’s pending grand-nephew.  The guidance I got was nursery colors (blue and grey) and that the dad likes baseball and his favorite team is the Detroit Tigers.  I added in an orange stripe to complement the team colors and liven it up.

I had pinned this quilt on Pinterest a while ago, but I thought all that white was impractical for a baby quilt. I kept the element of a giant baseball, though, and I think it works out pretty well.

Chevron Baseball Baby Quilt - Baseball DetailThe stitching lines on the baseball are fused down and then quilted for extra security since this will likely be washed quite a bit. It may have been 8 years, but I still remember how messy (and leaky) babies are!

Rather than use the HST method of making the chevrons, I used my EZ Companion Angle to cut the flying geese looking pieces and sewed them together as rows.  I left a big hole (in terms of piecing) where the baseball is, and then stitched the baseball on top of the hole (after glue basting it).  After the baseball was appliqued down, I went back and trimmed any chevron pieces from behind the baseball so it wouldn’t show through the white fabric.

Chevron Baseball Baby Quilt - BackOf course, cutting my chevron pieces left some weird angled bits from my fabric, so I pieced those into the back with a Kaufman polka dot fabric.

 

10 Replies to “Chevron Baseball Quilt – Finished!”

    1. Hi Tracy – No, unfortunately I don’t. The chevrons can be made with half-square triangles, and then I just sketched a baseball that measured around 18″ in diameter and appliqued it on top of the corner of the quilt top. Once the baseball was stitched down, I trimmed away the excess quilt top underneath the baseball so it wouldn’t shadow undernearth the white baseball.

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