Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Finish

I finished this quilt yesterday!
I've had a backlog of baby quilts to make
and this is the LAST one that has a due date!

 I quilted it simply with my walking foot...
following along with the chevron pattern.
Good thing it's a baby quilt!
There was a lot of stopping and turning involved.  

I even found a great fabric for the backing!

This quilt went together SO quickly.
Thought I'd share with you how I did it....
the SPEEDY way.

I began with 9 different fabrics
cut in strips 7"wide width of fabric.
One strip of EACH fabric.

I folded them in half and made a few RANDOM cuts
using my 45 degree line on my ruler.
I began Placing my ruler at the top left corner
and finished on the bottom right corner.

Each SLICE is different.
I didn't MEASURE how wide each slice would be.
Some are wide.
Some are thin.

I was able to get 4 slices from each strip.
ACTUALLY it looks like 4...but it's it's 8!

I put my slices off to the side as I cut.

I had a lot of triangles left over.
I saved these.

I opened my stack of slices and made TWO stacks.
One slice goes one way....
the other slice goes another way.

I  made SIX columns of slices.
(this photo shows only 2)
Three columns go one way.
Three go the other way.

I just picked them up RANDOMly and sewed them together.

I have a DESIGN FLOOR at my house.
As I worked I laid them out and EYEBALLED the lengths.

For you that are NEW to sewing....
this is what the seam looks like.
The point hangs over the end a bit where the seam begins.

Here they are all lined up together.
When they were all ABOUT the same length...
I added the leftover triangles to the bottom and top of each column/row.
and then cut OFF what was too long!
(my quilt measures 38"x43")

It was a FUN way to sew.
NO stress!
NO worries.

I also made bread yesterday.
the BREAD MAKER made the bread.
I just added the ingredients.
Mmmm...It was yummy.

(instead of candied fruit, I used some dried fruit I had on hand)


  1. Lovely! Great colors and I love the odd widths and modern-ness.


  2. thanks for simplifying the process. Love the finish and great use of those end chunks.

  3. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the quilt you made... seams really easy.

  4. Very nice design! Love the colors!

  5. Nice quilt, Beth! What an easy-to-do herringbone; thanks for the idea!

  6. This is adorable, and thanks for the tutorial!

  7. Beautiful, love the colours. Thanks for the great tutorial and sharing. I am going to pin this.

  8. What a fabulous little quilt!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  9. I LOVE that quilt, Beth. That looks fabulous. So does the fresh bread.

  10. Very effective Beth. I might have to give that one a try.

  11. Ein zauberschöner Quilt, ich mag ihn sehr.
    herzlichst Steffi


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