Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chevron Baby Quilt

Shades of coral and aqua were the starting point for this spring baby quilt.  I also wanted to play with the traditional tumbling blocks pattern.  My stitch and flip version eliminates y seams and templates in favor of easy to cut squares and rectangles.  

 The use of solids and straight line quilting make it clean and modern.  Create depth with careful use of value and placement of colors, much like what was traditionally done in the tumbling blocks pattern.
I bound the quilt with a pale gray and backed it with a cute camera print.
 

You can find the pattern for this 40" x 50" quilt in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited.  Single issues can be purchased here or found at your local craft store newsstand.

The test version I made of the quilt provides an interesting contrast to the final version.  The two quilts show just what a difference quilting makes in an overall design.  Even though the pattern of the two quilts is the same and the colors are very similar, the free motion quilting designs on the test quilt give it a much more traditional feel than the one quilted with plain, straight lines. 
 
 I backed this quilt with a fun, multicolor Hello print and bound it with a coral print by Violet Craft. I like the whimsical touch that comes from adding prints to a mostly solids quilt.
 

You can find this version of the Chevron Baby Quilt in my esty shop.

9 comments:

Judy said...

I love the pattern and the colors that you used! Nice contrast of traditional quilting with more modern quilting.

SewPsyched! said...

So cute. Another beauty:)

Josée Carrier said...

Again, congratulations for the great design! I just love the color choice you have made. Great picture in the magazine with the matching colors on the door. It's amazing how the quilting can change the effect. I really like the straight line quilting on this one.

Kristy said...

I just got my Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine yesterday and did a quick flip through it. I didn't pay attention at the time to who it belonged too; but now I know :-)

sweetandsaltydesigns said...

They are both so pretty! I can't decide which quilting I like better.

FlourishingPalms said...

Such a charming design! And it's strikingly similar to a quilt made by Christa Watson of ChristaQuilts. Have you seen hers? Her "Colorful Chevrons" placed third in the (first ever) modern quilt category at AQS Paducah. You should enter your quilts in shows too!

stitchingandbacon said...

I love this one! The colors give it such depth. Congratulations on the magazine publication!

Willit Neverend said...

Very pretty. It is amazing what a difference the quilting makes.

Alli said...

I love this! And you're right -- the straight line quilting makes it look surprisingly more modern. Neato! :)