November 16, 2012

Vintage Floral Chevron Quilt..

...Say it with me, COMPLETE!

 These vintage floral fabrics were originally purchased to make a 9"X13" (that's inches) dolly quilt. I bought 1/4 yard of each floral fabric and ended up with a lot left over...but I still wasn't ready to put them in the stash. I wanted to keep working with this fabric, and use it all. And of course the chevron design is all the rage, but besides it being popular, I found it to be a simple, lively, and versatile design to put together - I could have made about 10 different designs using half-square-triangle blocks. I quilted it by doing simple vertical stripes using white and yellow thread, in no particular order. The back is from the Going Coastal line by Michael Miller. It's a little gray-er than I was hoping but I ordered it online, so the colors aren't a sure bet.

Anyway, enough words. Onto the feature presentation!












Fabric poetic. Happy quilting!

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7 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

Very nice!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

So pretty! I love the different thread colors. I have the Going Coastal line and love it. That backing piece is one of my favorites.

Richard Healey said...

I love the Chevron Quilt that is one that I would like to add to the list of want to do quilts.

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Jennie said...

What a pretty quilt! I like that you took something "modern" like the chevron pattern and mixed it with sweet floral prints. And that scrappy binding is perfect!

Judy said...

Chevron quilts are quickly becoming my newest, most favorite quilt. Time to add that to my bucket list of quilts. Yours is awesome!!

Sarah said...

I would love to make this one! Would you be willing to tell me your block size? I think I could figure out the rest if you could give me those dimensions. Love this beauty! Thanks!

Cutie and Company Quilts said...

Hi Sarah, the finished block size is 4.75 (so, before block assembly it's 5.25 to allow for .25 inch seams) and there are 8 blocks in a row. The finished size is 38" square. This was a very fun quilt to make, I highly recommend the chevron design, and the vintage florals add a lovely dimension!