Monday, August 25, 2014

Completed Chevon



Yeah! I made the deadline and am so glad that this quilt is finished on time.  Now to get it wrapped and shipped so that my daughter can enjoy it!




 I feel like I need to speak about the machine quilting I did.  I just finished a Craftsy Class on straight line machine quilting done with a  walking foot.  I must say it was a much more pleasurable experience than my first attempt probably fifteen years ago.  I off set the chevron pattern to the pieced chevron pattern and like the way it turned out. Not quilted very heavily, but I decided to leave it as is for my first experience.  I didn't feel comfortable adding more, so I listened to myself and said it is finished!!!!


 

16 comments:

  1. Sometimes less is more, too. I think it looks fabulous! Well done!

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  2. Carla, So happy you can dance all the way to the post office too! What a beautiful finish and I love your machine quilting... I just had to machine a quilt a couple months ago.. it went easier than expected but def not the fun of hand quilting to me.. I always listen to my quilts... glad you do to... I think your amount of quilting is wonderful and your dd will love and adore it as it is finished.. and again.. love that backing color! What shade/fabric brand is that? Thanks! Kathi

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    1. It is off in the mail, can't wait to hear from her to see if she likes it and how well it will fit in her room.

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  3. I took that straight line machine quilting class from craftsy too and it helped me figure it out better. I need to straight doing more machine quilting because of my hands but I don't care for free motion and can't really figure it out well, the straight lines suit me better - love the way yours turned out.

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    1. I really like doing the echoing in, I tried it on a bag I made and I want to try it on a lap top quilt top that has been waiting in the closet. I just need the time. I thought the class was very informative!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to hear what my daughter thinks of it!

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  5. So pretty. I agree less is more for this one and you did a great job with the quilting. Your daughter is going to love it! Now.... back to that appliqué =)

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    1. I worked on some layered flowers this afternoon, Ugh the petals are so small! I may go back to using the ruched ones I made. Thanks for your sweet comment and stopping by!

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  6. awesome and I love the back color!!

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  7. I prefer my slow hand stitching too, but have discovered the wonderful chevron pattern myself recently. It makes a stunning quilt relatively quickly. The contrast and the quilting really make this a lovely, vivid quilt. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

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  8. The quilt is awesme, Mom. Your blog doesn't talk about how you matched the backing color. What is your secret? It matches pperfectl. Everyone here is super impressed how fast you made it.

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    1. Actually, I had the backing fabric. When I saw the color of your room I figured it would match pretty well. When you said you preferred a black and white quilt I knew it would look great as the backing. The color is verdigris! Yeah, I was impressed with how fast I finished it but it was like a job that week spending long days stitching and pressing.

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