Sunday, 16 June 2013

Chevron Quilt Top

Today I finally finished my chevron quilt top. It has to be completed in time for my best friends birthday in July, so I really need to hurry up and start quilting. I think I am going to use Moda extra wide dottie quilt backing in either aqua or red. I just hope that she likes it! 

I also went to a few car boot sales this weekend and picked up some new to me items. My favourite has to be this bundle of fabric scraps from the 1950s to the 1970s. My personal favourite has to be the pink fabric with the turquoise houses or the painted dancers. The whole bundle cost me £2 which I think is a bit of a bargain. I just need to decide what I want to do with them. 

I also picked up this large JAJ pyrex casserole dish. I have never seen this particular pattern before and I can't seem to find much information about it online, do you know what it's called? 

And finally, my wonderful sister bought this stunning 1970s maxi dress for my Etsy shop. It is beautifully made and the colours are amazing, I tried it on in the hope that I might be able to keep it for myself but unfortunately it doesn't fit me. It will be listed just as soon as I find my missing tape measure!


  1. I love the quilt top, personally I like the sound of the aqua?!

  2. Love your quilt top...and I agree with Vicky, aqua for the backing!

  3. Great chevron quilt top and what a fun bunch of fabric! I personally like the fabric with signs on it! You will have fun with those.

  4. this quilt is so cute- where did you find the pattern?

    1. Hi Claire, it's a really simple pattern made from half square triangles. I used method two from this tutorial;

      I started with 9" squares and sewed each patterned square to a plain white square. then I just arranged them in to the chevron pattern! Definitely worth giving a go, I'm a bit of a quilting novice so if I can manage it then anyone can!

  5. How cool! I am also making the Chevron quilt with 8" blocks, different greys, black and white, and black blocks, mine will be 8" sewn together, then cut into 4ths, so my overall blocks will be smaller. love your blog also! take care! Sandy from Kansas