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When I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my little Peanut I started this quilted blanket, I wanted something colorful to match the nursery but I ran out of fabric to finish up the binding and stayed in my to-sew pile for months!! Luckily a few weeks a go I finally had some time and finish it up.

I didn't finnish the blanket in time for winter, but at least is perfect for Conner to play and perfect for little naps =]

Even though i've done quilted things before, this was my very first time making a blanket, I started drawing the chevron on Illustrator and sizing to the exact measurements I wanted. then cut all my pieces and assemble. I know that there is tons of tutorials out there that show how to make chevron quilts, so I didn't make a tutorials for it. I'm planning on making a different one, but I have no idea when I'll be able to start. (hopefully my second quilt will get done before Conners second birthday ha!)

Thanks to my handsome husband, I was able to take pictures of the front and back =] After making this I have a whole different level of respect for quilts, I made my pieces pretty big, so I can only imagine how much work making a small little piece's quilt is going to be, the funny part is that it actually excites me.

I already have the plans and the drawing of my second quilt, I'm just hoping I can start working on it soon, my plan was to make it for Conner's first birthday, but as I said I'm aiming for his second birthday now! I know, bad sewer!!

Do you have a favorite quilt pattern? I'm not good at patterns (because I never use patterns) but I'm thinking about researching for the next one, would you mind sharing your favorites!

I hope you all have a lovely day!



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

15 replies
  1. Leanne
    Leanne says:

    The colours are great. Looooooove chevron quilts. One of my favourite quilt patterns is colour block by bijou lovely. Lovely and simple also and versatile for many colours!! I’ve made quit a few- have a look on my Etsy shop sewnbyleanne. Really enjoy following your blog and love your designs.

  2. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    How lovely! Your little guy looks like he enjoys his blanket. I actually just finished a small quilt for my 19-month old daughter. I had planned to make it while I was still pregnant, but that obviously didn’t happen. Hers is a stacked coins pattern .

  3. Elizabeth Ortiz
    Elizabeth Ortiz says:

    Hiciste un excelente trabajo con este “quilt” Joy, me encantaron los colores y el hecho de que sea reversible!
    Gracias por compartir tus ideas!
    Que tengas un lindo dia!

  4. Montse
    Montse says:

    I like a lot your blog!!! You have really nice ideas and works. Thank you to share it. Since now i’m following you. A lot of kisses from Barcelona. Montse of

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