Monday, 2 January 2012

I have Chevrons!

I have spent this morning playing with the Chasing Chevron's Quilt-along from That Girl... That Quilt.I signed up for it when it was first announced, but I knew I couldn't start it till the new year. It is now the new year, and yesterday I cut all of my fabric and started stitching: I've decided to use fat eighths and fat sixteenths that I bought on my summer holiday in Sidmouth. Most of the fabrics are Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics but are from different ranges.... I think they go together. I was really worried I wouldn't have enough fabric. I have enough for two quilts...
I cut all the patterned fabric and the background fabric I needed to make the 240 (yes 240) half square triangles. Using the fantastic tutorial that is part of the quilt-along I'm making four HST at once and using starch for the first time! The background fabric is Cat's Meow from Benartex.

I have completed 15 blocks and I am so pleased with how they look (the stripey fabric had been worrying me a bit). 45 more chevrons to make, but this afternoon I need to work on a secret quilt with a deadline.... it's called Melrose.

3 comments:

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

These look gorgeous Jennie! I have had my eye on doing some chevrons. I love the contrast of the prints with the neutral. I think your stripes look good. I love that it looks pretty and modern at the same time.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

They look great and I agree with Michelle, they look modern and pretty at the same time.

Jennifer said...

So pretty! I love the neutral background... reminds me of linen which I'm nearly addicted to. ;)

Jennifer :)