Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wonky, Improv Chevron Quilt

This is my last quilt to post for the year. It's also one of my favorites for the year (I have lots of favorites). I made this as a Christmas present for my older sister. The design is inspired by a mug I saw somewhere a long time ago. It took me a while to figure out the best way to piece the strips, but I'm very pleased with how it came out. Creating this quilt ended up being more time consuming than I planned and actually took me two months to finish. I had to take a few breaks from it because the piecing drove me a bit crazy at times.

The final size is about 58" x 75". The chevron rows vary in width from about 6" finished to 12" finished. The skinny sashing between each row varies from 1/2" to 1 1/4". It's bound with a simple navy chevron print. The backing is gray chevron minky (I also used a layer of cotton batting). My sister selected the colors which I've fallen in love with. I'm considering switching up the colors in my bedroom to use the navy and coral together. 

All pictures below were taken my my sister after she received the quilt last week.






20 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, what a nice gift for your sister!

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  2. Looks so great! Your planning and time definitely paid off!!

    Jo

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful! Your sister is so lucky. I've been wanting to make a chevron quilt for a while now, but I like the wonky look of yours. Do you think you'll be posting a quick tute on how you pieced the blocks? pretty please??? ;)

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  4. Your sister is so lucky, this is a wonderful quilt.

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  5. Really pretty! It's a labor of love, and a quilt you can be very proud of. Excellent work!

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  6. Ha ha ha ha! I love that your sister has done a "blue chair" photo even though she doesn't have the blue chair.
    This is gorgeous. I'm not a huge navy fan, but it works so well with the coral. And honestly, how did you piece that??? It's amazing.
    Congrats, and welcome to 2014!
    E xx

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  7. Love this. I'm inspired by objects all the time!

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  8. It's fabulous, well worth all the effort :o)

    Happy new year!

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  9. Beautiful quilt. Lucky sister!
    Happy New Year.

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  10. Lovely quilt! Any thoughts on sharing the technique used to create the chevrons?

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  11. Gorgeous! Please share the pattern or tutorial!

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  12. Wow this quilt turned out just perfectly! I love how the pattern is so unique.

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  13. I love that quilt - what a fantastic finish!! It is great to see new ideas :-)

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  14. This is awesome! I love the design and the colors are great :)

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  15. Also interested in your piecing technique!

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