Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WiP Wednesday: A Bit of Pink

 I have returned to my former ways of being a monogamous quilter.  Right now I'm working on a HST quilt for my friend who had her baby not quite two weeks ago.  I like to have them done before the baby is born but in my defense I didn't even plan on giving her one until ten days before the baby is born so I think I'm doing rather well.  This is my favorite work in progress right now and I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

I was so excited when I finished piecing and pressing all those HST together.  There are 280 squares now.  I really had no idea what I wanted to do with them.  This is my first time making a quilt of all HST!  There are so many different layouts to choose from!  I narrowed it down to four different ways and then my hubby helped me pick the winning layout.  It's a scrappy chevron.  There's a picture at the bottom of what I've put together.

Chain piecing is my new friend but I admit it's kind of a struggle when I forget how many I've pieced together.  To help me keep track I cut them apart after I have seven sewn together.  Seven makes one row of this quilt which is 14 squares across and 19 down.  I've made 7 of 10 odd rows and 1 of 9 even rows.

I couldn't resist taking a break from the chain piecing and seeing what it will look like in the end.  Pardon the glare!  This is about 42" across and will be the final width.  I love the scrappy look this time even though I'm usually not a fan.  I think it helps that all my white pieces are the same.  I can't wait to see it get bigger so I'd better get back to work!
Thanks for stopping by!  Check out more fun projects on this weeks linkup at Freshly Pieced!

4 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike, Julie! I have a chevron HST for today's post too.

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  2. That's going to be so cute! Can't wait to see it done. I keep thinking of doing a chevron quilt. Hmmm, maybe that will be next on the list.

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  3. Cute chevrons! I had to laugh at the "monogamous quilter", right now, I'm "cheating" on so many projects!

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  4. I am working on a Chevron quilt too! Cute project! Would love for you to come share at Quiltstory.blogspot on Tuesdays too!

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