Jul 10, 2013

Charming chevrons

So I've been feeling better and once again, because I looked several months before, I looked for a quilt to make from some 5" charms, that I bought from Connecting Threads ages ago, at the end of May. I found what I wanted in Christa Quilts! Charming Chevrons Quilt along. It was simple, modern, used charms, and gave a lot of punch for your effort. I bought some Kona black and worked on it on & off for the whole month of June. 

I haven't been 100% so I just worked on it for a couple of hours here and there, otherwise I think I could've gotten the top done in 2 weeks. Then, I thought it'd take another month to quilt but I decided to do the minimal amount I felt I could get away with. So now after about 37 hours of work. Here it is, my first quilt in a year+

55" x 62"
I added a 4 inch border in Kona grey. I like thick 1/2 inch bindings because it frames it. My daughter is an artist/art student and helped me arrange the half blocks into a balanced layout. I couldn't do that without her help. I would have ended up doing it randomly and it would have looked disturbing.
The hours it took was a rough estimate. I think it was more. I tracked it because I was curious how long an "easy" quilt would take. I think I work kind of slow too. I'll definitely do this one again.

I really had fun making this and getting back into the swing of things. I have a top I finished but didn't post about that needs layered & quilted and the BOM blocks I finished last year to put together and quilt in sections. They would be my next two projects but I want to do some more clothes sewing for myself first. But before I even do that, I need to get back to my housework! 

I hope to post again soon!

2 comments:

  1. You did such a fabulous job with this quilt! I'm sharing it on my blog today :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for sharing the original pattern!

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