Sunday, 30 June 2013

Chevron Quilt

I have finally finished my chevron quilt with 5 days to go before my best friends birthday. I hope she is pleased with it! After debating what to do for the backing I decided to give her a sneaky text asking what her favourite colour is. She said red or turquoise so I have included both in the finished item, I am hoping she hasn't put two and two together and realised why I was asking!

For the quilt top I used the back to black bundle from M is for Make. The backing and binding are Better Value Plain Cottons from Seamstar in Cyan and Red. These fabrics are extra wide and definitely good value for money.

I chose to keep the quilting fairly simple and sewed half an inch either side of the chevron. I bought a walking foot a few months back and this was the first time I have properly used it. I can't believe what a big difference it made, I don't know how I managed without it before! 

This is only the second quilt that I have finished and it's certainly not perfect. Hopefully my friend won't be looking too closely at some of the wonky seams, after all it's the thought that counts, right? 


  1. Love it! Unusual choice ith the teal and red but it works.

  2. The binding just makes the whole thing pop! Your second quilt finish?! Fabulous job!! I'm sure your friend will love it!!

  3. Like it a lot! Your color combination is great!

    Gunilla in Sweden

  4. I love the red backing with the black and white very well together. Congrats on the finish

  5. It's a magnificent quilt. Your friend will love it to pieces, I'm sure!

  6. That is absolutely wonderful! What a super quilt, I am sure your friend will be delighted! Well done!