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9/24/2014

Giveaway Winner and Chevron Quilt Finished

The winner of the eye spy charm pack from my Curious Cat blog post 


was selected today using the Random Generator. 
Comment # 13 was selected: 

Congratulations to Lee who I have emailed and will send the pack to as soon as I get her address.  



The Chevron Quilt
I have been working on this chevron quilt for over a year. It was requested by my younger daughter for her newest apartment after she graduated from college and started her career. 

She designed it. We shopped for the fabrics so she could pick out the colors she wanted. I used EQ7 to design it for her approval. She wanted a king size quilt for her queen size bed (looking down the road if she gets a larger bed).



She helped with the sewing. I cut the squares at home. When she came to visit on the weekends, she would sew the straight seams 1/4" on each side of the diagonal center line. Then I would cut and she would press so we had half square triangle blocks that measured 9". 

We arranged them into the color rows and she sewed them together and I pressed. We make a pretty good team. (She is just getting started in this quilting journey.) 

Once all the rows were sewn together, she and I looked at various quilting designs. We used a printout of the EQ7 image on 8.5" x 11" paper to sketch some idea. 

She chose to have pebbles quilted in the white chevrons in the main part of the quilt, triangles in the borders and elongated peaks in the colored chevrons. Those are shown in the photos below. 



We had Michelle Fialek, a friend and fellow quilt guild member quilt it. I did the binding with the grey fabric.

My daughter was so delighted with the finished quilt. Here is the photo I took before delivering it to her. 


And the quilt I loaned her is now back on our bed!

Have you ever planned and made a quilt, or shared your quilting skills, with someone close to you?



4 comments:

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I LOVE your big chevrons and the simplicity of the color way!!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Loving the Chevron quilt Nancy -- I have one on my list to do -- I love the Simple but charming design. The quilting came out wonderfully too! Thanks for sharing -- and thanks for stopping by the blog. Jan is a dear friend - a keeper !! Take care, Karen

Lee said...

What a great quilt! Thank you for the giveaway - I am so happy to have won!!

JanineMarie said...

I really like how the borders make the chevrons float. When I saw the first picture, I was picturing a small quilt even though you said it was king size. I was really struck by how big the chevrons are when it is seen on the bed. Great bold look! And such a good idea to make it big enough to allow possible transfer to a larger bed.