Sunday, March 29, 2015

Plenty O' Purple

Emma said she wanted a purple chevron quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Since she is about to don the gown and mortarboard for her walk across the OU stage, and since I put this quilt on the to-do list for 2015, I figured I'd just better get 'er done.

These blocks went together so easily. I couldn't have picked a more user-friendly design. I saw the quilt pictured on Pinterest, which was for a $10 pattern. Like so many pictures of quilts that you see, the construction looked completely straightforward, and I thought I was certainly skilled enough to come up with acceptable dimensions to make this without a pattern. So I did.

Each block is made from an 8.5" square with two 4.5" squares sewn to opposite corners. (I cut away the excess, and have a very hefty pile of HSTs for a future project.) The center is 7 blocks x 9 blocks and measures 56" x 72" -  it fit just perfectly the top of this full-size bed. Now for borders. I think I found the perfect fabrics to accentuate this quilt. What do you think?

I've already gotten 2 sides of the green inner border attached. I will attempt to get the remainder of the borders finished today. Shouldn't be any difficulty in that.


Carol said...

Talk about a rich looking quilt...beautiful and so classy! Love the fabrics!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love it as will the recipient. great looking quilt!

Sil said...

Amazing colors! Happy stitching!