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!


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

  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.

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

  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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