Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chevron Quilt!

Remember that chevron quilt I was talking about making and I was determined to not post photos of it until I finished it completely, well I give up. Here it is.
I'm really pleased with it. However, I found it a bit more challenging than I had expected.
 Here's the stack of fabric I started with.
 Sewing them into triangles.
 Laying out the strips.
As each zig-zag was finished, I pinned it to the wall so I could get a feel for what it was going to look like.
And then I spread them onto the floor so I could shuffle them about. I struggled with the placement of the lights and dark fabrics and then settled on putting the dark zig-zags on the top and bottom of the quilt. I'm not sure if I'd do it this way again, but I had to make a decision and go with it for fear of it never being finished if I waited til it was perfect! Actually, if I made this pattern again, I would probably only pick all dark or medium-dark fabrics instead a mixture of tones especially the lightest ones, because they lightest fabrics get lost a bit next to the white.
And here it is, one more time. It's hanging in my living/dining room greeting everyone who enters my home. Someday, I plan to dive in head first and figure out how to machine quilt, and I thought that day would have already come and it hasn't. So, I'll add this quilt top to my stack of quilt tops that need to be finished. I guess I can console myself with the fact that at least I finished the top of this one (I have three more quilts started that haven't reached this step yet. Yeah, I should probably do something about that). Oh, the joy and struggle of being a creative person... so many projects I want to do, so many projects I get sick of doing, so many projects that you really have to be in the mood to do, so many projects that I never finish because a new project comes along, so many projects...
As with many creative endeavors, I find that the day always comes when tackling a new project sounds easy and not overwhelming. So, (the quilts and) I will wait for that day...

As always, thanks for checking out what's sewing at GretaBag! :)

Have a beautiful day!!


Rita said...

I think it looks really good. I like the lights and the darks. I don't think they get lost among the white. This is really, really, really pretty!

Greta said...

Oh, thank you! I've been staring at it for awhile and wondering if the lights were too light. I'm so glad you told me!