Baby Chevron by Katierose

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Summertime chevron
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-08-09T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-10-04T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

For my niece due at the end of this year.  This quilt top went together so fast!  I put it aside for a while to work on other things...otherwise I could have finished this in a week or less.  Really great looking quilt for not a lot of effort.  This was only my second quilt so I'd say it's great for beginners.  I had some trouble with the binding since this was my first attempt, but I think it turned out pretty good.  Can't wait to give it to my sister!

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Loves

Pave
Whatthebobbin
Sewexcitedquilts
Conniharns

Comments

Sewexcitedquilts

The colors are so sweet and bring. I like how the sashing between your rows sets them off.

Charwirfs

Lovely!

sareew

I love the fabric you chose! Great pattern to show it off, too!

Pave

If your quilting with a machine, how about simple wavy lines like this one has https://www.threadbias.com/projects/gift-pillow ... Either in one direction or you could for wavy squares. Simple and quick. Sorry, I didn't find a better example!

I love your quilt!

True

This is lovely...I never stitch in the ditch as I think it is way too hard to make things look good and stay in that darn ditch. I also personally like other kinds of straight line quilting (or wavy better). I would most likely either do something wavy as Pave mentions or do straight lines at either equal intervals or random ones. Also known as organic quilting Here are some examples of what I mean http://www.pinterest.com/pin/248542473159082032/ or http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/organic-line-quilting.html

Tenar

Oh, that's lovely. It's one of those simple designs which really makes you sit up and take notice. I love the irregular way you've done the chevrons, so that a strip in a striking colour will appear in the next column a bit higher up.

Are you hand-quilting or machine-quilting? This sort of project could look lovely hand-quilted with perle #8 thread. White would be a good colour to quilt in, either way, and if you have a colourful backing, it'll stand out nicely.

Caribousmom

I agree with True - stitching in the ditch is hard to do right (and I've read it actually weakens the seams). I like to use the edge of my walking foot and stitch straight lines about 1/4" away from the seam lines - or you could make your lines varying widths and just stitch vertically up and down the quilt.

Stamdl

This is just adorable! You have received great advice for the quilting... good luck.

Katierose

Thanks for all the quilting ideas! I decided to do straight lines down the middle of each strip and I'm really happy with how that turned out, especially on the back. But now I have a lot of other ideas for future quilts. smiley

True

Oh I LOVE how you quilted it!! perfect choices and I have to say IMHO way better than stitching in the ditch would have looked. You really played up the the pattern without taking anything away from it...awesome. And binding does get easier and there are different ways to attach it as well as join ends. It took me forever to find a technique for joining ends I liked and could consistently do. Now I have found what works for me it makes life so much easier. Guess my point it play around with different ways and find one you like and that you can do ...it is different for different people:-)

Whatthebobbin

What a happy little quilt.

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