It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to share a work in progress quilt. I’ve been mostly working on behind the scenes projects for upcoming magazine and book projects. However, I’m excited to let you know that I’ve been working on a new quilt called Feathered Chevrons.
Feathered Chevrons Quilt top – 64″ x 80″ shown on my design wall
This is an updated version of my Charming Chevrons quilt which was my first modern quilt and published pattern. I’ve included the layout (shown as an EQ7 illustration) for Feathered Chevrons in the Charming Chevrons Pattern because I knew I would eventually get around to making it!
I used 4 charm packs of my Christa Watson Palette of Kona Solids for Robert Kaufman, along with 4 charm packs of Kona Coal for this version. You could easily make it from a layer cake (ten square) pack of each fabric as well.
To make the triangle trimming process go more quickly, I used the quilt in a day triangle square up ruler. It allows you to trim up the triangles while they are still folded, and then press.
I enjoyed mindless chain piecing while sewing the blocks together, listening to audio books and quilting podcasts as I sewed. I try to assembly line the process as much as possible when working on my quilts: I trim all the blocks, do all the pressing and then all the sewing again. The hardest part is not getting distracted by other projects!!
I used my design wall to help measure out the amount of batting I would need. I’m actually going to quilt this with a double layer of batting: 100% Cotton on the bottom layer to provide stability and drape, then Wool for the top layer (shown above) to add loft and really allow the machine quilting to pop.
In the next post, I’ll share my machine quilting process. I’m going to apply the principles of domestic machine quilting that I teach in both of my books. I use the same processes no matter how big the quilt is, or what the final design will be. 🙂