Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chevron rainbow quilt

Many moons ago I bought a charm pack from Karen at Blueberry Park.

I fell in love with the bright contrasting colours and that splash of grey that Karen has used with her fabulous designs.
I did  know that I would use the charm pack (and not just sit in my stash to make it look pretty) but I would have to admit that it took me a little while to decide what I was going to make from the pack. 
I do think it was in the wee early hours of the morning that I made my decision...a chevron quilt.

I used Kona Ash and Kona white with the charm pack to make up the top, 
HST's seem to be my thing...I can't seem to get past them when I think of making a quilt top.

The quilt top didn't really take long to make but then it sat for a long long a little girl arrived and took up a lot of my time.
This is where I stalled again.  I sometimes know exactly how to quilt the top before I even start a quilt and other times I ponder.  This was one of those times...I just couldn't decide if I would FMQ or just do some straight lines.  

But a few months ago somehow there seemed to be a bit of time in the day to get the machine out again and it just came to me.  I sat down at the machine and I began to to quilt.

I know it would not be to every one's taste but as it was a little quilt..( 24 "x 32") I thought I would try something different.

Again it sat on my sewing table for another few months as now I couldn't decide on the binding colour.  I knew I wanted a solid but what the end I went for Kona Navy, and I was glad I did.

Ikea print on the back...nicely priced for backing fabric.

And there you are, finally a quilt finished.  What to do with it, I do not know but happy there is another WIP finished and off my sewing table.

Thanks Karen for such a lovely inspiring charm pack, I will be retuning for another soon.

Happy Sewing,



  1. It's so beautiful! I love the fmq, gorgeous! Can you hang it somewhere?
    Ps do you know your word verification is on?

  2. I love this little quilt!! The fmq is great and you really can't go wrong with HSTs. Great work, I thought it was great to get quilting again since having my little one and I hope you get to feel the same way!

  3. Sweet quilt, all that pondering was worth it :)

  4. Lovely wee quilt - the quilting is spot on!

  5. That is a beautiful quilt - I really love the quilting. The texture is fantastic.

  6. Yummy! Love the simplicity and adore the quilting...need to hone my FMQ skills so that I can do that pattern!

  7. ooo it is just gorgeous love it !!

  8. Erin, it's beautiful. Perfect for Karen's charms.

  9. Its fabulous Erin, I hopd you're going to keep it

  10. Excellent and I'm sure Karen would love it! Hope you've posted it in her blueberryparkmakes Flickr or IG site!

  11. Your chevron quilt is gorgeous! The perfect choice for those fabrics :)


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