Happy-go-lucky chevrons

Time to share some pictures.

Here’s a play rug I made for my daughter out of Bonnie and Camille’s happy-go-lucky range.  It’s made from charm packs (I used 2) and a white contrasting fabric.

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Some features:

1. If you are new to quilting, half-square triangles look so much harder than they are.  Give them a go!  If you need some instruction, take the pre-cut piecing made simple class on Craftsy.  You’ll never be scared of triangles again.

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2. This was one of my earliest attempts at free-motion quilting.  It’s not difficult, and quite addictive.  It’s probably the most fun part of the quilting process… I can’t believe I didn’t give it a go until this year.

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3.  I made a scrappy binding with 45 degree angle joins, which I think really sets the quilt off.

I am really happy with the result.  Every time I see it, I smile!  My little girl does too.  I love the way she gently runs her hands over the quilted pattern, and the way that she follows the coloured chevrons with her eyes.  I can tell she loves it, and that makes every minute spent sewing it a joy.

jf

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