Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Beginnings of a Quilt…

I am making each of my daughters a quilt…

Daughter number three asked for a Chevron Quilt, in plain, solid fabric…no prints!…no homespuns or Civil War for her…!  She picked her colours and away I went…

I cut and cut some more…then I sewed and sewed some more…P1220516

Then I ironed and ironed some more…


And then last night I laid out some of the blocks….


It will of course be much bigger but this will give Hayley the idea of whether she will like it or not….

As for me, this is totally out of my comfort zone…fabrics and patterns that I would NEVER use!… But when all is said and done… I DO like it!…I think that once in awhile we should all take a walk on the wild side and go outside our box…

Having said that, I am SEW going to enjoy getting back to Civil Wars and Homespuns…ahhhh… it’ll be like going home!:o)

Have a Wickedly Wild Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. It's not something I would do either....but I also like it and the choice of colors are very nice together....

  2. I agree with you. It's good exercise to do something different, but so comforting to be in your own "zone"!

  3. The chevron quilt has become quite popular of late, but, like you, the fabrics are not my favourites. However, if this is what your daughter wants, then she shall have it. This pattern would also be great in florals or Civil War fabrics. I do like her colour choice and when the quilt is finished, it will be fabulous.

  4. Not my cup of tea either, but everyone has their own taste and it will probably be gorgeous where she puts it.

  5. Ha! That's me exactly. Give me solids any day of the week. It will look great once it's all done.

  6. I'm not too sure about that wild side. I did that and made a pink chevron over two years ago. Still undecided as how to quilt the darn thing. Having real trouble finding a simple backing.

    blessings, jill

  7. I enjoy making quilts for others with fabrics I wouldn't use, it is fun to work outside the box. I am sure she will love it.


  8. I'm liking your wild side! I am making a wedding quilt for my daughter and fiancé and white and grey and modern and trendy! My wild side!

  9. I love the colors! it will be great!

  10. Hey, you're making a modern quilt! This is fantastic. I love the colours Hayley chose and your 1/2 squares are looking fab!