Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scrap Chevron

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I started this quilt with my Mom back in August….when the owner of those little feet up there couldn’t talk back yet. 

The chevrons are all cross weave solids, while the backgrounds are a big mix of prints.  Together the prints don’t go together at all…but the solids somehow unify all of it.

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The inspiration came from this magazine:

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That one is lovely and hand quilted (I think)…but mine will probably get the loopty-loop free motion treatment sometime this weekend.

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53 comments:

Suzan said...

I really like this quilt. I am a typical quilter. I could easily see myself digging through scraps tonight when there are already 4 other projects on my cutting table!

Lynn @ K&S Design Girls said...

Oh I like this!

Michele said...

Looks great! But that pup steals the show.

Audrie said...

I need to make this!!! Love!!!

Liz said...

Very cool! If only I didn't hate sewing half-square triangles!

Debbie said...

oh this is alot of fun!!

notes of sincerity said...

I really like this quilt. :o) I remember when you began it. :o) I have the same pattern and would love to make this one day. :o)

QuiltinMama said...

Love the colors...my daughter loves the puppy!

Kristen said...

Lovely quilt with beautiful colors and the sweet little feet.

The pup...omg, squee!

ktquilts said...

Beautiful!

Bobbi said...

This reminds me of my grandma's retro 1960's quilts. I LOVE IT.

And like Suzan (first commenter) said, "I could easily see myself digging through scraps [this weekend] there are already 4 other projects on my cutting table!"

Donna said...

Puppy wants one, too! Love the mix of prints and solids.

Erin M. said...

I like it. I'm glad you're getting around to showing it to us and giving it a finish this weekend.

Jessica said...

Love this quilt!!! Thanks for sharing it!

Shawn said...

Love your quilt as usual Allison and your adorable pup and baby feet ;) Think I'm going to start your Bizzy Kids pattern soon, love your booklet format and instructions ~ very nice!!

Carla said...

It's wonderful! You are so talented.

tracy_a said...

so cute! love the color mix!

Jamie Lee said...

I almost always prefer the loopty loop quilting over anything else! I love how you took the inspiration and made yours!

Amanda Rose said...

I love this quilt, I want to try it!

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

vintage grey said...

This is a great pattern, and beautiful quilt!! xo Heather

Cindy said...

I have that page from the magazine pinned to my bulletin board. It's on the to do list. Love yours!

randi--i have to say said...

Very nice! I am glad you are finding some sewing time!

One Sassy Quilter said...

I like yours better!

pincushionpoints said...

Love this one. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

morningside girl said...

Where could I find this pattern?

morningside girl said...

Where could I find this pattern?

Jayme said...

Ok super cute quilt but absolutely LOVE the pic of Jack in the background. He's such a handsome ball of fluff!!

marysza said...

omg! this is amazignly beautiful!!!! i love how it looks! :D

maria alba said...

Muy muy bonita y divertida te ha quedado. Felicidades !!!!!

Blueberry Park said...

this is just gorgeous and am already in my head rummaging through my scrap bins!

Kristy said...

Perfect scrappy project, something gorgeous from things that wouldnt seem friends in first appearance.

Denise SA said...

I love that quilt too

Cynthia said...

It's beautiful and it's so different, I really love it!

Robin@robinsnestquilting said...

So pretty! I love how it just takes scraps. Did you say that you are going to quilt that by hand?

robin :-)

Deb said...

impossible to see from picture, but what magazine is this? (you musta known someone would ask....!!!) hope i have it sitting on my shelf!! great quilt!!

Gabriella said...

Love your chevron Quilt.

Can I ask a question for you?
I'm using the batting I think that you have put in your top and I have a Bernina .... question .... when you make straight line put a particular tension on your machine?
Unfortunately my back is a bit horrible at this moment .... many crunkles ... and I don't understand what is wrong!!!!
Thanks

themissymom said...

Very pretty. Scrap quilts are always my favorites.
I am partial, however, to the cute little feet, even if they are now connected to a saucy little mouth!

janae king designs said...

You truely are amazing...how do you do it all...kids, a very cute puppy, pattern business, wife, etc...you inspire me. I work at a quilt shop and we sell a large amount of your patterns. I also teach at the shop and a lot of my students make quilts from your patterns...they are a hit. I would love to be able to sit down with you and have you tell your experience with Quilt Market...i would love to one day have a booth, but i don't even know where to begin the process. Any tips you have would be a help. Happy Sewing. PS LOVE the Chevron quilt.

Alicia said...

cute doggie, too!

toots2u said...

Beautiful!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I really like this quilt! Are you going to be at KC? I have the same questions as Janae King.

Sherri said...

Are those 5 inch squares?

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!

chademaca.com said...

So beautiful :) ii really like this quilt too! And both pictures are adorable!

Allison Claire Necessary said...

I love your work. I just started a blog and did a post about quilting and sited this blog!

lovespunstudio said...

I am smitten with chevrons right now too. I don't quite know why, but I can't stop. Even my blog is flanked with yellow chevron. I think I would do a big ol' chevron wall in my house if I could. Hmm...now, that's an idea worth noodling on. I wonder if you could modpodge fabric chevron on a wall? I digress.

Back to the point...I'm about to dive in to make your sweet baby quilt tutorial with some Darla by Tanya Whelan. I can't wait to see the finished product! Keep up the great work, Amy!

Jane said...

http://www.mccallsquilting.com/content_downloads/Vintage_View_-_Forties_Chevron.pdf

Found the pattern and am so inspired to try it as well.
Thank you for sharing!

Jane

Lori said...

i really like your quilt. you are right, the solids do help pull it all together.

Keitha said...

You "slay" me - in a really good way! Just gorgeous work! And that little pup is the most A-DORABLE thing I have ever seen!

Mrs Yoastie said...

Cute baby feet but the puppy is gorgeous.

Oh forgot to say like the quilt too.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I love scrap quilts! And I love that this one doesn't scream "100 designer fabrics in one quilt." Not that I don't love designer fabrics, it's just refreshing to see a little different look.

Charlotte said...

Oooh chevrons are so pretty in scraps, love this

selfsewn said...

Ooh I love this!!

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