Chevron Ombre Quilt and a Bunting

I've finally managed to get some photos of this quilt I made for my sister for her 21st birthday earlier this year. I'm glad to say she absolutely loves it, and appreciates the work that went into it, I know this because as young girls, my sister and I would spend some of our school holidays at our local quilt shop in sewing workshops. We would make Quillows, pillow cases, skirts and a range of other sewn goodies, but being a few years younger than me, her products were a bit "wonky" shall we say! We still joke about her wavy sewing lines, and the amount of times she 'broke' my sewing machine to this day.



I absolutely fell in love with the Chevron shape and love love love making HST's. The quilting is done completely by hand in a simple zigzag which mirrors the colored chevrons in a variegated embroidery floss.


I didn't follow any particular pattern for this one, I just created around 8 x 3" HST's in each color for each row, and arranged them by spreading the colors evenly avoiding too many repeats. I used 3 different prints plus the 'base' color for each row.


I also couldn't help but make her a cute Bunting for her birthday party which had temporary 'Happy Birthday' letters on each flag which came off easily after its original use and they now live above her bedroom window :)


What have you been sewing? I'd love to hear in the comments!





6 comments:

  1. Love this! The colors are great and I love the hand quilting!

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    1. Thanks Jo! It was so much fun hand quilting, I wish I had the patience to hand quilt all of my quilts

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  2. Lovely! I do like your big stitches for the hand quilting! I just happen to be working on a chevron baby quilt! Love those HST! Maybe I'll have it finished to post next week.

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I'd love to see your finished quilt!!!

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  3. That is such a lovely gift. I love your handquilting!

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