This week I’m in the middle of two baby quilts designed with chevrons. I’ve done a lot with that design, and I wasn’t especially anxious to do another right now, but that’s how things worked out.
The first is a custom order for an Etsy customer inspired by one already in my shop. This went together very quickly and it’s dramatic. Now I’m waiting on the customers backing fabric.
I make my HSTs by cutting squares the finished size + 7/8″ (6 7/8″ in this case), drawing a line diagonally, and then sewing 1/4″ on either side. This prevents bias stretching and my size is always very accurate. I sometimes check to see, but there’s never anything to trim.
I’m attending a baby shower next month, so I’ve been pondering that one. I had already asked the mother-to-be about her nursery, and she had said, “Gray and white, with blue elephants.” So, I was thinking of some subtle gray and white patchwork with appliqued elephants over top.
Then this invitation arrived, and I knew it had to be chevrons.
I tried that out with my 2 1/2″ squares, but the result was pretty bleah.
Now I’m combining those squares with gray and white HSTs to form some quiet but definite zig zags.
Its been warm here, so I’ve just been sewing a little in the mornings before my studio heats up. Hope you’re making progress on your projects.
I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Make sure you stop over there and see her new Christmas design. Wow!