Today I want to share with you another “Sweet and Simple” quilt. Like the Hashtag Quilt I shared with you recently, this quilt would be a great quilt for a beginning quilter, or anyone who would like to put together a cute and quick baby quilt. Chevrons have a classic charm that can go from sweet to sophisticated, and the chevron in this baby quilt is created using half square triangles.
I chose bright blue and orange, because I adore complementary colors, and this combo is one of my favorites.
Quilting that emphasizes the chevron design seemed appropriate for the quilt. I kept the quilting simple in the orange and blue areas, but added extra lines in the white areas to create some additional texture. I like the look of the quilting pattern on the back of the piece as well, but next time I’m going to seek out a cute print instead of using plain white. What can I say?- I had it on hand!
Title: Sweet and Simple Chevron
Techniques: Pieced using half square triangles
Quilting: Echoing Chevron stitching using a walking foot on a Bernina 1008
Fabrics: Kona Cotton in White, Doe, and a lovely blue floral print that I have no information for, but would love to have some more- Does anyone recognize it?
Batting: Warm and White Cotton Batting
Thread: Pieced using Gutermann Mara 100 in white, Quilted with white Signature Cotton Machine Quilting Thread
Binding: Bias from a stash fabric cut in 2″ strips, machine stitched to the quilt front and hand stitched to the back
Yvonne @ Quilting JetgirlMarch 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm
The dark blue binding frames out this sweet quilt really well! I love the versitility of HSTs and using them for a chevron pattern is a great idea. That orange Doe print makes me very happy, too. 🙂