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10.6.13

Chevron Quilt

Chevron Quilt
Chevron Quilt
Chevron Quilt
Chevron Quilt
Chevron Quilt
Chevron Quilt

I started this quilt forever ago. Okay, slight exaggeration, but it did take me more than 70 weeks to complete.

Embarrassing.

Not because it was terribly difficult or advanced... I just simply forgot about it and lost my motivation. So when Deb inspired me to finish all those unfinished/forgotten projects this was the first thing that came to mind and I got right to it. And I'm so glad I did. I LOVE how it turned out. It became something different than I had in my mind but it became something even better. My original plan was to quilt around each square in the quilt, then straight-line quilt across in 1 inch increments. I'd never really done much straight-line quilting before so I felt daunted by this and the more I tried to picture it it didn't seem to fit with this quilt. So I experimented and bounced ideas of Phil and decided on this quilting pattern. I quilted around each square and outlined the chevron in 1 inch increments to give it a nice heavy drape effect. I used new material for the colored chevrons and recycled material for the background of the quilt top, I used a vintage flannel sheet for the backing and a cotton sheet for the binding.

Have you ever been too afraid to continue on with a craft project? You should finish it! Then it won't haunt you anymore and who knows? It could become your next favorite quilt (so to speak). xo

24 comments:

  1. AMAZING!! Blessings to you and yours as you await the birth of your wee one in the next few weeks ...

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  2. This is so gorgeous Talia and I love the fact it is made using recycled fabrics

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  3. This is absolutely stunning, I love it! well done you. I bet you are loving it.

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  4. It is gorgeous - you will no doubt feel super proud at having completed such an amazing creation. well done you :)

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  5. that's a lot of sewing. congratulations. loving your nesting.

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  6. Congratulations on finishing, I absolutely love it!

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  7. it looks beautiful Talia, well done it is a triumph xxx

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  8. awesome talia! i just starting making a doll sized 'string' quite for OJ to practise on her babies with, hopefully will be done by this weekend! (her BD)

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    1. Aw, cute! Great idea! I should do something similar for Audrey. Her birthday is in 3 days and I don't really have anything planned! Oops.

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  9. this quilt is beautiful! i love it. this really does inspire me to perhaps finish knitting the blanket i started for my daughter... way back two years ago before she was born.

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  10. This is just lovely - I love the autumnal colours - bet you can't wait to use it.
    I have a quilt that I need to finish too before starting anything else - I know it will be great when it's done - it's just getting my A into G and doing it.

    http://justjulielou.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/flower-quilt-knit.html

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  11. Love this quilt, Talia. The binding looks great too. I'll be coming to you for help when I'm up to that on my very slow progressing quilt. Cx

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  12. I love this quilt so much!! it has turned out stunning.

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  13. Ahhh, the colours are just divine!! Such a wonderful job, you clever woman!

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  14. Well aren't you clever!!! It is stunning. x

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  15. This is amazing!! Love it, really want to try one out one day.

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  16. That's gorgeous! I've forgotten about and abandoned quilts too, sometimes with absolutely no decent excuse.

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