Blogger’s Quilt Festival-Fall 2012

Blogger’s Quilt Festival-Fall 2012


Here’s my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2012 hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.  I call it my Chevron Picnic Quilt.  I participated in the “In the Bag -Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge” earlier this year and this is my result!

All the fabric, except some white on white from my stash, is from my swap partner, Patti.  I didn’t have a plan so I cut the fabric into 5″ squares and then made half square triangles using the June Tailor Perfect Half-Square, Quarter Square slotted ruler.  Everyone was perfect!   I’m a gadget person and I highly recommend this one!


After much shuffling, I decided on this layout.

Chevron quilts are fun!  When you rotate them, you have a different quilt!

For this quilt, I played around with different quilting designs in each row.  It’s become the quilting sampler in my studio.




In keeping with the theme, I “acquired” some truly ugly fabric from my stash for the backing!  It’ll be perfect for a picnic – who cares if this gets a little dirty!  I like how the quilting detail pops!


Quilt stats:

Measures 48″ square

Longarm quilted by me

Best Category – Throw quilt, Scrap Quilt

Thanks for looking, have fun checking out other quilts!


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10 Responses

  1. Beautiful quilting designs!! I really like how you reversed the layout in the Chevrons center to create the row of squares. Perfect place to highlight those swirls!

  2. Yes, at first, I thought…….ehhhh, ugly fabric……..but then I read the story, and that made sense. But you didn’t prepare me for the quilting photo. Wow, girl, this quilting makes this quilt wonderful…….don’t you put this quilt on that wet grass for a ketchup-spilling picnic ! Oh, that quilting is so pretty !

  3. This is the prettiest quilt I’ve seen from an “ugly” fabric challenge ;-). Gorgeous in fact!