Monday, August 5, 2013

Handmade Chevron Quilt

Chevron Quilt by MomsGonnaSnap
I have been wanting to update Anthony’s room and make it more colorful for awhile – he was almost 7 when we started this project and still had a room full of trucks, trains and planes.  He likes “zig zags”, so I convinced my mom to help me make him a chevron quilt for his new room (he also switched bedrooms).  If you know me, you know I am not really into sewing, and I definitely do not enjoy it. That said, I love a good project and seeing progress happen, and making this quilt definitely met my desire for a “quick project”.  My mom might not agree on the “quick” part, but more on that later…

My Mom drove over from Wisconsin and we met at my house.  First we had to spend some time working through the math to figure out a pattern.  This was tricky, but we figured it out!  We headed out fabric shopping around 1:30 and eventually came home with this pile of fabric.  I have to admit, I was SHOCKED at how expensive the fabric was.  Seriously – crazy expensive!!

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After dinner we dove in and started working. It took a little time, but eventually my mom trusted me to measure and cut the fabric. We used a method like this to make the squares and then just set them out on the floor to create the strips.  I measured, cut, did some ironing, and most of the pinning, while my mom was the lady at the sewing machine making the real magic happen.

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Here are all the rows laid out on the floor in our living room – this was about 24 hours after we headed out to buy the fabric!

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We finished the quilt top around 5:00 the next afternoon (less than 24 hours after we starting cutting the fabric!). After we had the top all sewn together, we laid it out on Anthony’s new bed and this guy quickly climbed on top of it.  (check out that outfit – crazy swim trunks are all day attire! Ha!)

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Then came the easy part (at least for me!).  My mom took the quilt top home with her, picked up some batting, and finished assembling and sewing the quilt. It sounds so easy, right?  I do know that she spent many long hours working on this (and Anthony and I are very thankful for her work!).  She tells me that this was a HUGE quilt to maneuver through her machine. So big that she had to move her machine from her sewing room out to the dining room table so that she had enough room. The quilt is also so heavy that she had to help “hold” the quilt by rolling it and throwing it up over her shoulder. It looks a little warm too (she did this in June)…

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Here’s a few pics of the finished quilt, just because you need to see it in all it’s glory! 

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The gray fabric is a little funky and I LOVE all of the other bright colors!

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Now if only the rest of Anthony’s room would get finished up as “quickly” as this quilt did!  Thanks Mom!


Linking to: Sugar Bee Crafts, Uncommon Designs, Life With the Crust Cut Off, Skip to my Lou, Ladybug Blessings, Made to be a Momma, Ginger Snap Crafts, The 36th Avenue

3 comments:

  1. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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    We hope to see you there!

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  2. wow! That looks incredible!?!?! Did you quilt it yourself? Just lovely!! I'm finishing a quilt for my son right now, but this may be next :o) Pinned and a new follower! I'm currently hosting a Sewing series called Sew Many Books.. I'd love for you to come over and check it out! EMily @nap-timecreations.com

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  3. Featuring YOU today over on my blog! :) Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

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