Project Design Team Wednesday~Peak Hour Quilt
Posted by administrator on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Hi I’m Tam of Sew Dang Cute.
I’m excited to be here today sharing with you my
Chevron Peak Hour Quilt.
Chevron Peak Hour Quilt.
I absolutely LOVE the new fabric line Peak Hour! It’s so cute and the colors are perfect for my son’s nursery.
Did you know that Riley Blake Designs has a free quilting pattern for almost every fabric line they release?
Isn’t that awesome?! I’ve wanted to make a chevron quilt for a long time, so when I saw this Vintage Chic pattern, I knew it would be perfect!
I printed it off and the directions were very easy to follow.
What I really love about this quilt, is you don’t have to sew on a diagonal.
The technique used is PURE GENIUS!!!
First you cut up all your 5” squares. Then on the wrong side of one of your squares (I chose to do this on my patterned fabric), place a ruler from corner to corner and draw a line.
Since I did white every other chevron row, I used a white square as my fabric combination for the half triangle block. So take a 5” square of white and place it right sides together with the patterned 5” square you just drew the line on.
Sew 1/4” on each side of the line.
Cut along the line.
Unfold and voila! You have two squares done, just like that!!!
Isn’t that the coolest thing?
Now repeat for the remaining 166 squares and refer to the quilt photo on the quilt pattern for block placement.
Disclaimer: – I realized that to get this quilt done in time for this post, I would need to drop it off at the quilter’s on March 24th. The lady who does the quilting is only in town from 10-11 am on Saturday mornings.
When did I realize this….um Friday, March 23rd.
So Friday night I am sewing like a madwoman to get this quilt top done. However, at 3 am I still haven’t finished. I can’t see straight so I head to bed, only to resume sewing at 7 am. Did I mention my husband was out of town and now I had the assistance of my 4 kids (ages 6 and under)?
In my crazy rush to get this done (I was out the door at 10:52 am), I did not look at the quilt top properly and only later in the day as I was editing pictures, did I notice this…
The top 3 white rows are not the correct chevron pattern. I goofed up big time. I was sick about it, but thanks to all the wonderful comments on Facebook about it, I now feel much better. It’s a “design element” and my “Amish quilt”.
The quilting was done by Wendy of Eagle Mountain Quilting and I LOVE it! She has so many amazing patterns to choose from. I chose cars and arrows.
Here is the back:
Isn’t it so fun? Even though it’s not perfect, I love it and it goes perfectly in my son’s room.
Thanks so much for letting me visit today. I hope you will all come over to Sew Dang Cute Crafts and say “hi”!
I think it looks FANTASTIC!
Sometimes the "Mistakes" turn out the best:)
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~Stay tuned next week for another great tutorial~
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