Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Le Challenge: Mix - Scrappy Rainbow Chevron Quilt

As usual, in my rush to start a project, I didn't think the quilt rules through, so after "chevroning" up all the pretty fabrics some months ago, I had to unpick half of them when I realised that I needed to sew it in straight lines to avoid those tricky Y seams! But, I love how it has turned out! 



It totally fits in with the theme Mix because it is a mix of fabric designs and, breaking all the rules, materials (cotton, linen and a little bit of polycotton too)! It feels smugly frugal to use up my fabric scraps in this way. I used an old duvet cover for the backing, some leftover dress fabric for the binding and even the batting was pieced together with (large) scraps.



This is the first time I have constructed a quilt sandwich"properly"- previously I have done minimal quilting and added on a backing much as you would a cushion back. This time, I quilted all three layers and used binding for the first time! I do concede that it seems to really frame the quilt.


I machine stitched the front of the binding but could not trust myself to do a neat enough job through from the back, so hand stitched that bit. I found the mitred corners a little tricky - some are neater than others!!


Don't forget to have a look at all the other entries this month over at Le Challenge.

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Love Mrs Jones x

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt! I love all the colours.

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  2. It turned out pretty well! I like your mix of colors and prints.

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    1. I love using up fabric scraps in this way. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. It's a great feeling to use up all those fabrics!

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    1. Yes, I agree, and then it is a good excuse to go and buy some more!!

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  4. Great quilt, and should feel good to have used all your scraps because it works beautifully! I love finishing the binding by hand too, like you I don't trust myself to finish it well otherwise! Thanks for joining le challenge!

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    1. Thanks, I love joining in to Le Challenge. Need to get my thinking cap on for the November X challenge.

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  5. what a great first quilt, and a wonderful way to use up your scraps. It's brilliant :-)

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  6. Yes, mitred corners sometimes forget they are supposed to lie nicely! But you have done a great job!

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    1. Yes, I didn't really understand what I was doing until I got to the other side and it all clicked into place. Quilt making is a steep learning curve for me!

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  7. Brilliant finish and wonderfully scrappy mix!

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  8. Love the mix of fabrics in this quilt. It's great, like a nice summer punch of colour. :)

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    1. Thanks very much, I really enjoyed making this one (despite the unpicking)!!

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