I absolutely adore quilts. Growing up, my sister and I both had a few quilts made by my grandma and aunt. I had a yellow and green Holly Hobbies applique tied quilt. It was made by my aunt, and I literally loved it to pieces. It's currently in tatters.
My sister made herself a new quilt when her old one fell apart. She nearly threw this baby away! I kept it, and I have plans to turn her quilt into something new. It's sweet and shouldn't get tossed.
A few days ago I found some jelly rolls at Big Lots. Jelly rolls are strips of fabric used for quilting. The patterns were so sweet, and after doing some math, I realized I'd have enough to make a crib quilt for the currently baking baby munchkin.
I may now have a new obsession...
Isn't it sweet?! I adore adore adore it. I used one jelly roll, medium loft batting, and backed with dark brown Kona blend cotton. I stitched in the ditch. Don't mind the black lines. That's the shadow from our clothesline. I picked the windiest day ever to try taking outside pictures.
I think quilts get a bad wrap. Most people think they're fuddy duddy or too cutesy. I went through the world of Pinterest and found a few quilts that could be so modern and contemporary. What's more comforting than wrapping a quilt around you while you read a book, enjoy your coffee or take an afternoon nap?
This chevron quilt is so bright and airy.
Gray, black and yellow are so trendy. It would work well for a neutral child's room.
I fully intend on tackling this awesome modern triangles quilt. Triangles are so in right now. I've seen them as wall treatments or pieces of wall art. I just adore how graphic the design is.
Hopefully I've swayed you into looking at quilts. I think they're so perfect for spring and summer. They never feel too heavy. Ditch the duvet and pull out the quilt!