Sunday, July 22, 2012

Patchwork Chevron Quilt

For my sister in law Kiersten's birthday I did this patchwork chevron quilt. I loved this pattern.  For one thing, you have barely any scraps, so you get a good bang for your buck.  You also have a heck of a lot less cutting and piecing because all of the print pieces are just 5" pieces from charm packs.  The white setting material are just big ol' triangles.
While making the front is very quick, the finishing is not so fast. This was the first finishing job I've done on anything bigger than a crib, and this baby was almost 80" square.  That's a lot of top stitching, and a lot of fabric to try to cram through a home machine.  I just did straight lines going from both directions of various distances apart, but I'd love to try this pattern again with some free motion finishing. I think it turned out pretty well, though, and hopefully Kiersten will enjoy it :)
Sam's contribution to the gift was holding it up for a picture (and loading new netflix videos for me while I sewed)
The pattern is by {Jeni} from the Moda Bakeshop blog, and the fabric is Vintage Modern by {Bonnie and Camille}. I was super excited when Kiersten said she liked that fabric line-- I've been dying to use it for something, and this was my chance!

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