Saturday, February 09, 2013

It all began........

when Linda decided to make a lightweight lap quilt for her husband, Glynn.

She even went out and bought special fabrics but in the end she found a scrappy pattern on the net that she liked and this is the result.

Very suitable for a man, bold, with nice warm colours flowing through.  You can see more images of this quilt on Linda's blog as well as the link for making this chevron quilt.

It is a very easy quilt to make and another good way to use up scraps.

I still have Kiwiana fabrics and so with 141 x 3.5 inch squares of patterned fabric and some black to alternate I now have a work in progress on the same quilt design.

Linda's quilt has 5 inch scrappy squares and mine 3.5 inch squares.  Linda's has a much more dramatic effect (especially with her lovely quilting to accent) but the smaller chevrons have their place too.

Chevron quilts are now a new favourite for me and I am linking to:-

Quilting in my Pyjamas Friday Favourite Things 
Confessions of a Fabric Addict Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Sew Many Ways Crafty Link Party Week


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Thanks for the shout out!


thea said...

haven't made a chevron yet. looks like another one to put on my list.

Nancy said...

The Kiwiana fabrics look great in the chevrons. The solid black adds just the right contrast.

Shay said...

I'm in love with Linda's quilt so Im sure I'm going to be in love with your finished project too. The florals are really going to pop!

Im about to start a baby chevron quilt too. I made a rainbow one a couple of years back and they always look fabulous!

Sarah Craig said...

This is a lovely version of a chevron quilt - I can't wait to try it myself! Whoop whoop!!

Marg said...

They are both lovely chevron quilts. I've made one so far but would love to make another one in the future.