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!
Measures 48″ square
Longarm quilted by me
Best Category – Throw quilt, Scrap Quilt
Thanks for looking, have fun checking out other quilts!
Oops, I almost forgot about this! Thanks to Candace at The Double Nickel Challenge for sparking my memory! I’m entering a very special quilt that I was finishing at this time last year for my son’s wedding.
This is what I wrote about making the quilt after I gave it to them.
When Drew and Abby set their wedding date a year and half ago, I was very excited because that would give me lots of time to make a very special quilt for them! I did not want to make a king size quilt so opted for a lap size knowing that it was doable. Abby is so artistic and creative which inspired me to start making “wonky” or irregular log cabin blocks with all the batik scraps left over from many other quilts. I sorted the fabrics into color groups to organize for sewing the logs from the same color family. I should have taken a picture while I was sewing, my whole sewing room was covered with little piles of fabric!! I wanted to quilt it with back and forth feathers which works best set on point. And then decided to leave off the corner setting triangles leaving the non traditional shape. Even though I had all this time to sew, I still was finishing the blocks a couple weeks before the wedding and if my sister, Patty, had not encouraged me to keep at it, it would probably still be unfinished!! So, I stopped sewing blocks and the quilt became the size out of necessity. The small blocks that where left ended up in the pieced back.
Enjoy the pics and thanks for looking!
Thanks to Amy’s Creative Side for sponsoring this event!
Here’s a button to take you to the festival to look at all the entries!
Have fun! Linda
This is my first time joining the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! Check out Amy’s Creative Side for all the details. There are so many awesome quilters out there! Thanks for sharing!
This is one of those projects that starts as something else when you buy the fabric! I bought this great Amy Butler fabric to make a reversible apron but when I came home from the store and read the apron pattern….well, the fabric went into the stash! What was I thinking! Years later, after getting a tumbler template, I cut up all that apron fabric and this quilt was born! Using my design floor, I decided on this arrangement. I challenged myself to leave the edges and this is my first attempt at a shaped border.
It measures 63″ x 81″, so I think it makes a much better quilt than apron!
Thanks for looking! And just keep stitching!