The Budget Chevron Stripe Quilt


Mad Mim chevron striped throw quilt

Mad Mim chevron striped throw quilt

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m no quilter. But the trouble is I like the warmth and folksy feeling a quilt can bring into a space. Makes me feel all…homey on the range.  And I think the art of quilting can be really beautiful too. And I love when quilts are unexpected. Like this (hand dyed!!) or these map quilts found here (I mean,WOW.) SO beautiful! Why don’t you just blow my mind away..

But my real problem with quilting is the TIME it takes. I like to get projects down lickity split, and quilting just sort of cramps my style. So this quilt appealed to me because it was a real quicky…that took me two months. I started it on a whim—ever since I made my chevron-striped stocking I wanted to make a chevron striped throw quilt (love me some zig-zags!), but I never could justify spending $50 bucks+ on fabric. So when I found some pretty solids at Wal-mart that seemed pretty decent quality I splurged and spent $7.50 on all these fabrics (the yellow print I already had). And then I used the surplus fabric for the back (I just sewed them together to make oversized stripes, and used batting that someone kindly donated to me and I was dying to get rid of (who can find a place for that stuff?!).  I hand quilted it, and really I could have gotten it done in a weekend, had not my ebook and Christmas halted all other projects. So it was a PLEASURE to sit down for TWO measly hours last night and FINALLY finish it.

7 Comments

Katie

WOW Mim! So beautiful! I love it! I can’t believe you HAND quilted that in 2 hours! Amazing – the quilt and YOU!

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Miriam

Oh, that would have been NICE, but no, i didn’t hand quilt it in two hours. I guess it sounds like that doesn’t it!? I did the binding in two hours. Everything else I had done months ago, including the hand quilting. It actually didn’t take long at all, but not two hours! Thanks for commenting, Katie!

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Amy Morby

Absolutely AMAZING! I love it so so muchly. I’m going to do another little e-course called Modern Patchwork, and this just made me so excited for it. Quilting is so intimidating to me…eek! We’ll see how it goes!

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Miriam

Wow, that’s so cool! I can’t wait to see what kind of stuff you do! I love how when you want to learn something, you just go learn it! Cool.

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Kristi

I love the way this turned out! You were working on this the last time I was at a sewing night… (not sure when that was!). The color combo stellar.

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