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« on: June 09, 2013 04:45:47 PM »



First off, there is only one pic at the moment, as my camera batteries have died. By the time they recharge, it will be too dark to take pictures, so I will add more tomorrow morning!

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Anywho... My entry for this challenge is a chevron scrap quilt. I was inspired by an afghan my Nana made for me, but crochet doesn't quite fit the requirements for the challenge. Lo and behold, a quick internet search yielded dozens of chevron quilts, so mine isn't really all that original, I guess.

The chevrons are made entirely from free fabric samples I collected, so there is a real hodge podge in there. The backing is a vintage bed sheet - I just love how bright and cheery it is! While it was inspired by a ripple afghan, the main shape featured here is actually a triangle. The colorful chevrons are made up of 80 triangles, and there are 100 white triangle to act as 'spacers.' The colorful triangles are made up of strips of fabric that I sewed together, so yes, there was cutting involved. Lots of cutting. By hand. My rotary mat cracked, the ruler was snapped in half, and the cutter went missing in a move, and I hadn't gotten around to replacing them yet.

It measures about 4'x5'.

This was actually quite the endeavor for me, as we are living in our camper while we renovate the house we bought. My work space consisted of a lawn chair and an end table. Note to self: no more quilts until you have a kitchen table, again!



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I love the little geisha print in this one!


Another of my favorite triangles.


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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013 05:01:26 PM »

This is beautiful! Are these 60 degree triangles? I don't actually think I've seen a chevron quilt made of 60 degree triangles before, usually they are rectangle pieces or half square triangles. Very clever! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013 05:35:21 PM »

Yep. Equilateral triangles with ~6" sides.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013 11:01:09 PM »

Got to love an equilateral triangle, and I love this quilt. How did you pick up so many great fabric samples??! You must have a real eye for them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013 03:33:50 AM »

Got to love an equilateral triangle, and I love this quilt. How did you pick up so many great fabric samples??! You must have a real eye for them.

Uhm, I googled for them! Several sites offer free samples, but the best was this one! It will send you 30 free samples and they don't even charge shipping.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013 09:47:26 AM »

I love this quilt, the colours are wonderful.  It looks like it must have been a lot of work, but it sure turned out pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013 03:25:55 PM »

thank you  =)
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013 08:00:05 PM »

So pretty. I really love this!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013 08:54:08 AM »

I like it very much!
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013 01:00:18 PM »

Thanks! I had fun making it, and trying to keep the kittens from running off with my triangles... I made it for our back porch/sun room thing to cozy it up.
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