National Quilting Day

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I made a quilt! Well, that is not really such news. But this quilt is for a bed, and is the first king-size quilt I have ever made. Here it is pictured on a queen size bed, as I don’t have a king bed in my house. This quilt is a gift, and was really fun to make. I think it might have been inspired by the zig zags I loved last fall in Tennessee. Off it goes to it’s new home!Chevron quilt

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Liz March 15, 2014, 10:30 pm

Lucky people receiving this beautiful gift!

Sandy March 16, 2014, 1:56 am

Beautiful quilt. Love the hint of transparency.

Louise James March 16, 2014, 3:04 am

Yes. The definitions I’ve seen include lots of negative space and no borders. I think this counts

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I like the idea of the £1 book tokens, but yep a book festival where people buy books would be great. I loved Nicola's alternative World Book night last year and blogged about it. If the promo starts early enough this year then maybe it could get much BIGGER. Don't see why we can't get those 8 million books sold between us.

Melly March 18, 2014, 12:21 am

It is very pretty. I love getting a good quilt off and finished. This is a wonderful gift. Good for you.

Penny Gold March 18, 2014, 2:55 pm

Love this quilt! The dyed fabric looks so nice with the commercial prints. I tend to do quilts either with all hand-dyes or all commercial. This shows me how beautiful a mix can be. Also, I have a few patterns for zig-zag quilts, but none like this, which seems to have been made with an unusual shape for the main piece. I thought it was a rectangle with two triangles from the same fabric sewed on the ends, but I don’t see seams there. Is this pattern available to others? Would love to give it a try.

carol March 19, 2014, 1:02 pm

Thank you all for the compliments!

I love combining hand-dyes with commercial prints. Truth be told, this quilt was a stash-busting one for me. It is actually a commercial “hand-dye” from the stash, but does give the effect of a hand-dye. I do have lots of quilts that combine commercial prints and hand-dyes, though. There are some in my gallery.

The main shape couldn’t be simpler. It is a square, with two diagonal lines forming triangles on opposite sides. I just drafted it in the size I wanted. I think you can tell best in the close-up view. Keep in mind that in that photo the blocks are on point, although on the quilt the blocks are laid out squarely.

I think you saw the block, but the fact that the darker blue fabric is repeated disguised the seam somewhat. I think I was inspired by a quilt I saw pictured on Pinterest, so there may be a pattern out there. It was simple to draft, however. A square and two lines!

Donalee Kennedy May 23, 2014, 4:38 am

This is beautiful. I love making art quilts too… but there is something very special sleeping under something so beautiful! I’m sure the lucky recipient will cherish it forever.

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