Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Scrappy Chevrons

Yet another HST quilt that falls into the Make Again category... Scrappy Chevrons was born from a Keepsake Quilting charm pack that I just couldn't resist starting a new UFO from shortly after opening it! I will say that it has aged very well with an updated chevron layout.
I liked the pretty fabrics so much that I wanted to keep them together instead of scattering them around the quilt so I put them side by side on the peaks of the chevron. The background fabric is a white on white print.
In this way I was also able to spread the attention getting fabrics easily on my design wall. There are so some not so pretties laying low too but they look great in mixed company. I quilted along both edges of the chevrons using my trusty white Aurifil... lots of pivoting but it was worth the effort.
I decided to add a skinny inner border from the background fabric I had left over, found the green geometric in my stash for the outer border and chose an aqua print for the binding.
On the back I used up two leftover fabrics and a length of polka dots to tie them together. I like seeing the chevrons zigging across the backing.
This quilt will be donated to Project Linus. If I would have had more background fabric to make it bigger it would be staying with me! My daughter wants one in her colors, I want one and I'm thinking about making rainbow chevrons for RSC14 so there should be plenty of chevrons in my future.

What I learned:
  • I love chevrons!
  • Have a good audio book ready to quilt them.
  • Pin basting is going great - quilt #3 and no tucks yet.


  1. Looks great, I can see why you would want to keep it :)

  2. I love your chevron quilt!! It looks like its a lap size maybe?? I've made a few of those and the first one was a rainbow one for my niece. I have more chevrons in my future too- I love them!
    I also listen to audiobooks :) right now I'm listening to The White Queen series. Love it!
    What are you listening to?

  3. One of my Christmas gift quilts is a HST chevron. It's not scrappy though it's got alternating rows of different prints. It was one of the FASTEST quilts I've ever made though, It's also my "to make again" list

  4. I love it, Deb. I've had a chevron quilt on my list for a long time. Maybe it needs to move up on the list.

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. It looks great! I too love the chevron pattern and am thinking I need to make one out of a couple charm packs I have laying around.

  6. Love everything about this. Must make me another little chevron quilt. Beautiful colour combo too ; )

  7. Love this! That's a good way to stretch a charm pack. I think I might do this some day. What's the finished size of the quilt?

    1. This quilt is 49" x 49". Too small for my lap and I don't have wall space for it either!

  8. What a really neat quilt!! I like how you did the borders and the fabrics that you chose. Nice :-)

  9. this is a lovely piece; love that ziggy quilting...I can readily see how you want to make a few others...hugs, Julierose

  10. What is it about chevrons that just make you love them? For me it's a reminder of being a little girl and having my mom sew Ric Rac on special dresses. Chevrons always remind me of that Ric Rac.

  11. wow, I love it. This is the first time I have seen a scrappy chevron, but it looks great!!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! I can sure understand why chevrons have become so popular. I love the colors in this one.

  13. Looks great! I have a Project Linus quilt ready for the long arm - just haven't made it that far yet. And I've got a chevron quilt in the queue - just need my solids. Great work!

  14. I have lots of on my 2014 to do list. Great kwilt,

  15. I really love the fabrics in this one. :)


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