With the mountain of scraps from this chevron quilt, we decided we needed another chevron quilt. It was a brilliant idea.
Speaking of brilliant ideas, have you been on the blog Kitchen Table Quilting? You should. Really. We found the Striped Chevron Quilt tutorial and knew it was a must-go.
WARNING: the tutorial was super duper easy :) It was a great scrap buster project.
Here's the quilt pre-machine quilting:
"Finally a basting picture" you are thinking to yourself. We hardly ever take basting pictures because as soon as we baste a quilt, the machine quilting is done in a wink. Or something like that ;)
We'll let you in on a little secret: Straight line machine quilting takes no time at all. And when the quilt measures 36" x 43", the quilting fairies smile down :)
Turquoise polka dot binding. What a sight for sore eyes.
This one's for sale in our shop, like always...Quackadoodle Quilt repeated for the umpteenth time :)
Pinky promise we'll clip that string :)
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The pattern, Swell, from Camille Roskelley's book, Simply Retro has been bookmarked for a while now. Look at us...on the ball for the New Year. It's only the first day and we finished a quilt ;)
We were worried that all the busy prints on this quilt would be hard on the eyes.We spent waaaaaay to long rearranging those pesky gingham prints. In the end, the solid navy border helped to balance out the busy busy middle.
The polka dot binding was one of those impulse buys. The kind where it-doesn't-matter-how-much-it-costs it's a must have.
Oh, and before we forget, this quilt is in the shop. f.y.i.
The machine quilting was tricky on this quilt. White thread would stand out on the dark navy fabric, so we opted out of machine quilting the border. The middle got a simple stipple.
It was relaxing to hand sew the binding on. We haven't done it in a while because it takes for.eve.r.