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.
The 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.