I spent a significant amount of my middle and high school years skiing, camping and hiking in the mountains with my dear friend, Gina. When she called a few months ago to tell me she was pregnant I knew I wanted to create a mountain themed quilt for her new little one.
I'm flattered that a few folks have asked for a tutorial on how I made the braided stripe quilts for Myla, Junior and Ian. I have to say that you should approach this "pattern" with an adventurous spirit. I've made three of these quilts so far and have learned something new each time.
Another striped baby quilt! Clearly I'm loving this pattern these days. And in all honesty I'm working out kinks in the "pattern" with each version that I test, so I'm starting to finally feel like the concept is a real thing.
Did I mention that there's been a bonanza of babies amongst our close friend & family? My cousin, Tom, and his wife, Laura, are having a little boy in April and we recently celebrated with a baby shower. Since I'm on a baby quilt roll I kept on sewing until I had another quilt under my belt.
My baby shower gift for Myles & Virginia was a stripy, colorful quilt. They didn't want anything too girly for their baby and were using some pretty bold colors (orange, yellow, purple & bright pink) for the nursery. I wanted to create something colorful that the baby would still love long after leaving babyhood.