Monday, July 19, 2010

Design Wall Monday 7/19/10


I put the borders on my Christmas quilt last night and had it still on the design wall to admire it. Most quilts I make I like, after all they are my color and pattern choices but every once in awhile I make one that I just love and this is one of them. I guess it is partially because I love scrap quilts but also because something so simple can be set to make it look fancier.

I started with 5 inch squares and then made 120 1/2 square triangles. The only hard part was I had to lay it out totally on the design wall and keep it there as I pieced it so I wouldn't turn and pieces around.

I found the setting in a magazine and it is called converging chevrons.

I look forward to getting this one quilted but will have to wait till I get a backing made and a couple of customer quilts done first.

Kathie

11 comments:

rosewillow.org said...

I love your quilt, too -- it's stunning! You did a great job! Take care, Dianne B. in England

Sarah said...

It's funny how different people see things - I'm not usually so much into scrappy quilts, but this one doesn't strike me as scrappy. I think it is the strength of the chevron pattern, which I see more than the individual fabrics. It's a great quilt!

Teaquilts said...

Love the setting of your converging chevrons Christmas quilt.

CJ said...

Now that is one very cool looking quilt! Gorgeous!

ginaquilts said...

That turned out great!

Chris said...

I love the movement in the design.

Kare said...

oh Kathie - your Christmas quilt is so striking! Great job!

Barb in Mi said...

I like it! Definitely Christmas in July!

Vicki said...

looks great!! Sigh, I have some other obligations to quilt before I can get to my quilt too.

Rabid Quilter said...

Scrap quilts are my favorite! This one's great.

QuiltSwissy said...

Fabulous! I still love it!
glen