Friday, May 10, 2019

♒︎ Modern Chevron ♒︎

My co-worker at Quilt Cove, Kyle, made this colorful, modern chevron quilt!

I quilted it with an edge-to-edge called "Calder". Alexander Calder was a modern artist know for his unique mobiles. This quilting resembles his artistic style:


Kyle had some 90" wide navy Minkee for the backing:

The way I choose thread color is to use the color I see the most in the quilt top, in this case, white. But when I tested the stitching on the outside margin, the navy Minkee came through to the top about every 10 stitches! I switched needles three times, went down to a size 16/3.5 and changed to a medium blue thread. Then all was well again.

This quilt was made from charm squares, or maybe layer cakes cut into 4 squares each.

Quilt info:
Maker: Kyle @ Quilt Cove
Size: 80" X 106"
Quilting: Calder
Thread: Glide--Tar Heel (blue)
Batting: Quilter's Dream Batting 100% Cotton, Natural
Backing: Navy Minkee
Interesting fact: Kyle can't remember when she made this, but it is moving off her UFO list now!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
Linking up: Needle & Thread Thursday, Peacock Party, TGIFFFrom Bolt to Beauty, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Foto Finish, Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

5 comments:

  1. Great quilting design choice for this bold beauty.

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  2. Such a simple, clean design. Love the quilting too, Nancy!

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  3. Fun, dynamic modern quilt! Do you find that the thread color completely disappears into the minky? Smart to use the blue top thread. Different colors act differently in my machine, so I always wonder if some dyes are stickier, or smoother, or something!

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  4. What a fun version of a chevron quilt. I don't think I have seen one done exactly like that before. I like the quilting design that you chose.

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  5. That's a great chevron quilt. I really like the quilting motif. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.

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