Thursday, January 8, 2015

Harrison's Gray + White Mod Quilt

My sister, Theresa, is having her first baby soon - hooray! I am so thrilled for her and for her husband.  Of course, I had to make the baby a quilt!  My only regret is that I did not have it done in time for the baby shower last month.  :(

Anyhow, Theresa decided that she would do Baby Harrison's nursery in gray and white.  (And by the way, isn't "Harrison" just the best name?)  Theresa has a very clean and modern aesthetic, so I thought that more modern quilt would appeal to her.  I came up with this:

I just did a "stack and whack" technique that my friend, Anne, taught me after she pulled off this gorgeous quilt for her brother.  I added the borders then quilted along the vertical seams and voila.

I also put together four, little burp cloths backed in gray minky.  Theresa's husband is a Virginia State Trooper, so I thought they might like this "civil servant" style fabric.

It's my first attempt at a modern-style quilt.  Theresa loves it, and her State Trooper husband loves the burp cloths, but what do you think?  Please be honest... Modern is not really my style, but maybe I'll give it another shot in the future.


  1. Your quilt is charming, fun and seems very soft...Inviting to snuggle. The backing is so perfect.

  2. I love the grey and white quilt! Modern isn't my style either but I do love it. I think it intimidates me. The quilt (and the burp cloths) turned out beautifully!

  3. It looks great! Congrats to your sister!

  4. What a cool quilt! Like you, my personal style isn't very modern, but I think this is a fantastic quilt for anyone who likes modern design. Lucky Harrison - he's going to have so much fun staring at those graphic geometric shapes.

  5. I think you did a great job with it.

  6. It really does look great Lauren! I love it and the burp clothes too :) I honestly don't think you could make a bad quilt if you tried, just sayin... :)


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