Monday, October 24, 2011

Chevrons

I've been seeing chevrons everywhere lately! Is it because I love the design and I'm noticing them all of a sudden? Or are they the latest fad? No matter what I can think of umpteen ideas for them.

I started with some purple, gray and light orange strips and sewed them into strip sets with a 1/2" strip of white between each one.
Cut them on a 45 degree angle and cut rows 4 1/2" wide.
Two rows made a chevron and I added 1/2" strips between each chevron.
I think it was a successful experiment! I couldn't resist taking a photo in the beautiful Fall sun!

61 comments:

  1. Oooh that is gorgeous, and no seams to match, that's the sort of quilt I like! And the fabrics you have used are just divine!

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  2. Very cool, would be good way to use a jelly roll. I like your color combination, unusual and pretty.

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  3. Love the rich color combo as well as the design.

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  4. Exquisite. That quilt will be on my bucket list of things to make.

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  5. Wow, that's gorgeous. Too complicated for this simple mind to figure out, but gorgeous nonetheless!

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  6. Very successful indeed! this is indicative of your style--the thin sashing to set off patterns. lovely!

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  7. Wow! I love this idea. :) I might need to find some fabric to make my own chevron quilt.

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  8. I love that quilt, the fabric choices are great. Chevrons are popping up everywhere, and I can't get enough of them :)

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  9. I'm getting ready to make a chevron/zig zag quilt for a friend's daughter, I absolutely LOVE the sashing in between. Brilliant!

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  10. This is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. A very successful experiment, it looks lovely.

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  12. So pretty! Love the colors and the sashing is the pefect touch, beautiful!

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  13. Oh successful indeed - might have to give this a go myself! Thanks for the inspiration

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  14. wonderful...you did good!

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  15. Yes, very successful! I love it!

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  16. LOVE this!!! I have the bug for Chevron's lately too. Atleast I know I'm in good company!

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  17. Love the sashing you added! Great quilt!

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  18. I'm going to use the narrow sashing between chevrons to make it as a "quilt as you go" because I'm doing a queen size. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I love your chevrons! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  20. What can I say you are brilliant and have so much talented. I love all your quilts. Thanks for sharing. Jean M.

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  21. Oh Cindy! I am chevron crazy right now, also. This is my new favorite!

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  22. That is so fun to look at! Love the colors you used!

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  23. how long and wide were your strips before you cut them at a 45 degree? I've been looking for the perfect quilt for our master bedroom and this is it!!!!! I would love it if you emailed me so I could maybe ask some more questions?! email4L2Latgmaildotcom.

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  24. I had to come over when I saw your quilt featured on ucreate. Gorgeous all the way around!

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  25. Beautiful! I echo Crafty Texan's comment above.

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  26. Riiiiiiiidiculous! Such a great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I really love this quilt...I have shared your link on my Freebies blog too if thats okay.
    Thanks for sharing, Khris

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  28. Looks great. I am working on a garden fence design which I found on Freebies. Next I was thinking what to do for a board. This would be great just make it a little smaller. Thanks Sandra

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  29. Thanks for sharing this terrific tutorial. Your color choice is beautiful.

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  30. Lovely and looks so easy for beginners! However, how many different fabrics would you advise? Thanks for sharing
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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  31. What did you do for the back? I love this and was wanting to make one out of fabric from my grandmothers dresses. Also did you bind it somehow? eyeore24(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. WOW ; I LOVE this ; I saw it on Pinterest and am repinning it! thanks !

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  33. Gorgeous quilt! I don't know how easy it seems but it really is stunning! :)

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  34. Love the quilt! I was wondering if you could tell me what size of strips you started out with and if the white middle strips where originally 1/2" or if that was the finished width. My email is kitchenstitchin@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  35. I'm cutting fabric tonight for this! So excited and thanks for the tutorial!

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  36. That quilt is calling my name ... I too want to know the size of the strips - I guess the white strips are one-inch to finish at half-inch.
    My email address is rita.girl@earthlink.net
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

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  37. I would so much like to make this quilt. Is there a pattern for it? If so, how do I get it? Please email ms at mkoehn@aol.com. Thank you, Marilyn Koehn.

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  38. I'm so in love with this quild but canot wrap my head around how it's done, please email me info on it I have already purchased the perfect fabrics for it and I'm do exited:)) brimj89@yahoo.com

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  39. Granddaughter says perfect!!!! Need finished size, size to cut strips, and width of border. As stated above, I believe the white is cut at one inch, to finish as half-inch. Please email me at jolee8@yahoo.com. Thanks. Always admire creative minds like your.:)

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  40. I love this pattern and I have some questions: How many fabric each sort do you use for which size of quilt? Are the measurements finished sizes or cutting sizes? Would be so greatfull if you can answer to quappwuermer@aol.com!
    Best wishes and sorry for my english - I'm from germany!
    Christiane

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  41. I absolutely love this! I would love to make one for myself (or try at least), but I can not figure out how you did this. Even with the tutorial I'm lost (must be the blonde showing through). Is there anyway you could email me with a more detailed explanation? Mainly about the strips and how you got them into a chevron and cutting them? Or do you have a pattern or anything?
    Thank you so much!
    Sjttraveler@yahoo.com

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  42. Love love love this! My favorite chevron quilt yet. If you have emailed more detailed instructions, would you mind forwarding them to me? Thank you!
    mredandbeef@aol.com ~ Monica

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  43. I would love some more detailed understanding as well, I don't understand how to cut the 45* angle. kelleygodbold@gmail.com

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  44. Hi!
    Beautiful quilt!!! I'm another one that would love to get some more detailed instruction as to how you cut and pieced this together. I just can't figure it out!
    astrid_claire@hotmail.com

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  45. I also would like some detailed information on this AWESOME quilt! I understand the white border, but the cut on 45' is confusing to me. Also width and length of colored strips. Did you have a pattern with material needs? HELP... I'm fairly new to this. :) Lewann_98@yahoo.com

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  46. Wow..this is a fresh take on the chevron that we're seeing so much of lately! The white between the strips really set things off and make it look so much more difficult than it is! I'm going to give this a try!! Thanks for posting this!!!! Barb

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  47. I love this quilt, and the way to whits defines each chevron. I want to make one like it with the jelly roll I picked up last weekend, but I'm not sure how you cut the 45* angles. Some more understanding would be so helpful, Thank you!
    rachelwatsonz@yahoo.com

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  48. Beautiful quilt. I think I just might make one.

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  49. Would appreciate more detail instructions also. Thanks in advance. cyndak@embarqmail.com Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Oh! Found on your free pattern tab. Thanks for posting. Sharing incase others may not have found yet.

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  51. Just saw this on Facebook - it's BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for posting!

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  53. I've loved this quilt for years, and just had a request from a friend to make something similar for her. Would you be willing to share what the width of your colored strips were, prior to sewing? I'm guessing maybe 4 inches?? Thanks so much!

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    1. amhalverson(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!!

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