Chevron Wentwrong Quilt

13 Aug

Back to quilting today!  Having been pointed to the Jelly Roll Race by a fellow blogger I was rooting around in the quilting tutorials on youtube and found this:


Another lovely quilting idea!  I thought this would be a very simple way to make a bed sized quilt.  I looked through my yardage and found that I had enough to whip one of these up for the spare room.

Simplified instructions:

  • Cut lots of 10″ squares – sorry can’t remember how many I did now.
  • Sew each patterned square with a contrast square right sides together all the way round
  • Cut across the bias and press seams open
  • Arrange how you want
  • Stitch squares together

Quilt top all done! I messed up in the arranging and didn’t get the Chevron pattern quite right, I realised this as I was basting: IMG_1519   But hey, only you lot know what I was aiming for so it still is an eye-catching design – I am not going to let that bother me! For quilting I did fat lines through the red zigzag and just a wide stippling in the squares.  It is a light quilting but effective.  I used a purple and cream polka dot for the binding. Here is the final project on the bed it was made for: IMG_2048   I am really pleased with the final make. I am not the only one… IMG_2051   n.b. strictly no cats allowed in the spare room.  As you can see, he is seriously contrite about having been caught in here. 

Over to you:

  • Have you tried making this type of quilt?
  • Would you have started over having realised the design error?
  • Does anyone else have cats who ADORE homemade quilts?!

Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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5 Responses to “Chevron Wentwrong Quilt”

  1. bessiemae 14/08/2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Prefer the aesthetic ” adjustments” you made to the design! It vibrates and doesn’t look like All the Other 2013 Chevrons. 😀 If I make a design “error”, I just keep it and work it in. Adds character and creates a unique quilt. Frequently, more interesting than the inspiration pattern.

    No Quilt Cuddling Kitties in our house, but unrepentant lounging Labradors.

    • hannybobbins 14/08/2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Oh we would simply love a dog! Just haven’t got the lifestyle to support one. Also think the cats wouldn’t like it too much… Thanks for your kind words on the quilt, I think it’s good to have a healthy sttitude to mistakes too!

  2. Marie 17/08/2013 at 6:07 am #

    Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing.. Stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts

  3. V 31/08/2013 at 4:38 pm #

    It’s not Chevrons gone wrong, it’s ric rac gone right! I love the bold red ric rac look of it!

    • hannybobbins 01/09/2013 at 9:43 am #

      Ha ha!! Love it – now to work out how to rename this post…!

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