Monday, February 6, 2012

Brrr Quilt--Finished (Chevrons Part 2)

Sometimes I love a quilt pattern enough that I want to try it again, mixing it up the second time.  While I was in the middle of my scrappy chevron quilt, I decided to cut my Brrr fabrics and make a second chevron quilt with the red and green fabrics.

When Laurie Wisbrun asked if she could send me some of her new fabric to play with I was flattered and a bit overwhelmed.  I wanted to come up with something that was my style while showing off these fun prints. I really like how it came out.  I think this quilt pattern is one of my new favorites.  The quilt size is about 63" x 80" after shrinkage. 

I wanted to stick almost exclusively to the fabrics Laurie sent.  I received 1 yard of each print--six prints total in this color way.  I only used a 1/2 yard of the red snow flakes because I wanted to save the other 1/2 for my project I have in mind for the red/blue colorway.  The only additional fabrics I added were Kona Cardinal, Kona White, and Pure Elements in Ash. 

I designed the back such that I could use all my leftover fabric.  I wanted to leave some of the prints quite large so you could really see them.   For the binding, I used 4 strips of the stripe fabric and 3 strips of the green snowflake.  I've never cut it so close on a binding before.  I cut 1/2" off my binding strip before sewing it up.  It was almost the perfect length. 

I quilted this in a grey thread.  I simply stitched on either side of each seam, following the chevron design.

Of those 5 1/2 yards, this is all I have left.  I felt pretty happy about using it all up in a quilt that will be loved.  




 Thanks so much Laurie for giving me this chance!  I had a lot of fun with your fabric!

32 comments:

  1. It turned out fantastic. Very fun and bright! I really love the chunks on the back too. Of course I always love the backs of your quilts.

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  2. I love this quilt so much. It look great they way the colours kind of clash but go together at the same time.

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  3. Love, love, LOVE this one, Kati!!! Great job! Those Brr prints are just darling, I can totally see why this has become a favorite :)

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  4. LOVE it Kati! The pattern and the prints work so well together :-) It looks like candy canes!

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  5. It looks great! Those prints worked so well with that pattern :)

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  6. That looks amazing Kati! LOVE that chevron, this is on my to do list for sure!!

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  7. such a perfect design for this! very, very cute Kati!

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  8. Fabulous!
    I love the colours!

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  9. That is lovely!! Such a striking quilt!

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  10. SOOOOOO cute! What a great use of such fun fabric!

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  11. That is a s-s-super cute quilt! Those polar bears are pretty freaking adorable.

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  12. Is this the same pattern as you used in the Scrappy Chevron Quilt? It looks a bit different but perhaps it's just the colors. I LOVE this colors and the fabrics. How wonderful to have gotten all those fabrics to play with! Do you have a pattern for this quilt?

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  13. Love it! What a great pattern and I love the fussy cutting with the bears. Great job!

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  14. Absolutely love it! What great cheerful colors and a great pattern to show them off. I came via pinterest.

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  15. Ooh, Kati, you are a lucky duck to get those adorable fabrics! I love the chevron. It's nice to see how the look changes with a different color scheme.

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  16. Very cool, and love the polar bears peeking out from some of the rows

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  17. Kati, you're officially AMAZING!! Another beautiful, well crafted finish!! Kudos to you and that super cute Laurie Wisbrun line!!

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  18. It's a perfect pattern to show off the prints! Well done! My quilt backing is very similar (just had to use all of those adorable polar bears).

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  19. Totally perfect Kati, like the most awesome mountain range ever!

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  20. This is so adorable! And it's settled--I must make a chevron quilt!

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  21. Very very "you" and very very wonderful!

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  22. I gasped when I saw it. It's so beautiful! Kati, you're amazing as always and starting to inspire me to want to try this kind of quilt!

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  23. Beautiful! Love the pattern you used. It really showcases the fabrics!

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  24. I love the chevron quilt! I will have to find a tutorial or pattern to make my own. I am almost done quilting my zig zag quilt... You sure do make some cute quilts!

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  25. Wow I love how you made these colors work together. Beautiful!

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  26. hey kati~

    can you address the specifics of this quilt~ (vs. the scrappy chevron) and how you got the horizontal fabrics to line up perfectly in each chevron? you must've cut each fabric a certain width? ie: the green snowflake fabric 2 1/2 ", the red kona 1 1/2" etc? how did you make each (vertcal) section a perfect duplicate/repeat of each other? and, your vertical seams match up so perfectly??! i guess my questions focus on the construction of the quilt...hope they all make sense! i love the quilt by the way!!

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  27. I am totally smitten by this quilt. It's fabulous. Was there a pattern or a special ruler you used? Such great fabrics too. Lucky you to get to play with free fabric :)!

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