My nephew recently turned one. One year old...so heart-breakingly cute and little--still baby but getting bigger. Its a big one--the first one, and I wanted to do something special. Ok, honestly, I wanted to give this to him on his actual birth day--but I am averaging about a year per quilt these days, so now, for this birthday--it's right on time!
His colors are orange and like a bright sky blue. And a while ago (like a year ago), I came across a photo of a quilt like this on Pinterest...it was love at first sight. I saw it and I knew my nephew had to have a baby quilt like the photo I saw. I had no idea how to make it but I did not let that small detail stand in my way...I forged ahead with my low-res color print out in hand and proceeded to make the whole thing up as I went along. Turns out, (through the magic of google) the pattern is called...
A THOUSAND PYRAMIDS
makes sense, right?
Just a bunch of triangles, really...how hard could it be??
Turns out: not too hard! I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt; I loved the challenge of figuring it out--I was like a quilt detective. All I had was a photo print out and google--that was it, but I tracked down the pattern, the how-to and figured it out...which was so fun. I love the bold colors and the simple, graphic nature of the design.
Kind of perfect for a little boy.
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!! We love you very much!!
and of course, a HUGE THANK YOU to Dana over at Old Red Barn for her great tutorial on how to make a quilt. You can find all her links here (this is the quilt I made for Magda). I referred back to her tutorial for a brush up on how to do the binding and I can't tell you how much I appreciate her, her great sense of humor and her great blog!! Thanks Dana!!