Scrap Chevron

I started this quilt with my Mom back in August….when the owner of those little feet up there couldn’t talk back yet. 
The chevrons are all cross weave solids, while the backgrounds are a big mix of prints.  Together the prints don’t go together at all…but the solids somehow unify all of it.
The inspiration came from this magazine:
That one is lovely and hand quilted (I think)…but mine will probably get the loopty-loop free motion treatment sometime this weekend.

53 Responses to Scrap Chevron

  1. Suzan April 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I really like this quilt. I am a typical quilter. I could easily see myself digging through scraps tonight when there are already 4 other projects on my cutting table!

  2. Lynn @ K&S Design Girls April 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Oh I like this!

  3. Michele April 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Looks great! But that pup steals the show.

  4. Audrie April 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    I need to make this!!! Love!!!

  5. Liz April 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Very cool! If only I didn't hate sewing half-square triangles!

  6. Debbie April 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    oh this is alot of fun!!

  7. notes of sincerity April 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I really like this quilt. :o) I remember when you began it. :o) I have the same pattern and would love to make this one day. :o)

  8. QuiltinMama April 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Love the colors…my daughter loves the puppy!

  9. Kristen April 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Lovely quilt with beautiful colors and the sweet little feet.

    The pup…omg, squee!

  10. ktquilts April 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm #


  11. Bobbi April 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    This reminds me of my grandma's retro 1960's quilts. I LOVE IT.

    And like Suzan (first commenter) said, "I could easily see myself digging through scraps [this weekend] there are already 4 other projects on my cutting table!"

  12. Donna April 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Puppy wants one, too! Love the mix of prints and solids.

  13. Erin M. April 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I like it. I'm glad you're getting around to showing it to us and giving it a finish this weekend.

  14. Jessica April 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Love this quilt!!! Thanks for sharing it!

  15. Shawn April 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    Love your quilt as usual Allison and your adorable pup and baby feet ;) Think I'm going to start your Bizzy Kids pattern soon, love your booklet format and instructions ~ very nice!!

  16. Carla April 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    It's wonderful! You are so talented.

  17. tracy_a April 20, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    so cute! love the color mix!

  18. Jamie Lee April 20, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    I almost always prefer the loopty loop quilting over anything else! I love how you took the inspiration and made yours!

  19. Amanda Rose April 20, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    I love this quilt, I want to try it!

    Amanda Rose

  20. vintage grey April 20, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    This is a great pattern, and beautiful quilt!! xo Heather

  21. Cindy April 20, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    I have that page from the magazine pinned to my bulletin board. It's on the to do list. Love yours!

  22. randi--i have to say April 20, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    Very nice! I am glad you are finding some sewing time!

  23. One Sassy Quilter April 20, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    I like yours better!

  24. pincushionpoints April 20, 2012 at 3:48 am #

    Love this one. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

  25. morningside girl April 20, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    Where could I find this pattern?

  26. morningside girl April 20, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Where could I find this pattern?

  27. Jayme April 20, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Ok super cute quilt but absolutely LOVE the pic of Jack in the background. He's such a handsome ball of fluff!!

  28. marysza April 20, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    omg! this is amazignly beautiful!!!! i love how it looks! :D

  29. maria alba April 20, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Muy muy bonita y divertida te ha quedado. Felicidades !!!!!

  30. Blueberry Park April 20, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    this is just gorgeous and am already in my head rummaging through my scrap bins!

  31. Kristy April 20, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Perfect scrappy project, something gorgeous from things that wouldnt seem friends in first appearance.

  32. Denise SA April 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I love that quilt too

  33. Cynthia April 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    It's beautiful and it's so different, I really love it!

  34. Robin@robinsnestquilting April 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    So pretty! I love how it just takes scraps. Did you say that you are going to quilt that by hand?

    robin :-)

  35. Deb April 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    impossible to see from picture, but what magazine is this? (you musta known someone would ask….!!!) hope i have it sitting on my shelf!! great quilt!!

  36. Gabriella April 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Love your chevron Quilt.

    Can I ask a question for you?
    I'm using the batting I think that you have put in your top and I have a Bernina …. question …. when you make straight line put a particular tension on your machine?
    Unfortunately my back is a bit horrible at this moment …. many crunkles … and I don't understand what is wrong!!!!

  37. themissymom April 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Very pretty. Scrap quilts are always my favorites.
    I am partial, however, to the cute little feet, even if they are now connected to a saucy little mouth!

  38. janae king designs April 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    You truely are amazing…how do you do it all…kids, a very cute puppy, pattern business, wife, etc…you inspire me. I work at a quilt shop and we sell a large amount of your patterns. I also teach at the shop and a lot of my students make quilts from your patterns…they are a hit. I would love to be able to sit down with you and have you tell your experience with Quilt Market…i would love to one day have a booth, but i don't even know where to begin the process. Any tips you have would be a help. Happy Sewing. PS LOVE the Chevron quilt.

  39. Alicia April 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    cute doggie, too!

  40. toots2u April 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm #


  41. Live a Colorful Life April 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I really like this quilt! Are you going to be at KC? I have the same questions as Janae King.

  42. Sherri April 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Are those 5 inch squares?

  43. Lucy @ Charm About You April 21, 2012 at 10:19 am #


  44. April 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    So beautiful :) ii really like this quilt too! And both pictures are adorable!

  45. Allison Claire Necessary April 22, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    I love your work. I just started a blog and did a post about quilting and sited this blog!

  46. lovespunstudio April 22, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    I am smitten with chevrons right now too. I don't quite know why, but I can't stop. Even my blog is flanked with yellow chevron. I think I would do a big ol' chevron wall in my house if I could. Hmm…now, that's an idea worth noodling on. I wonder if you could modpodge fabric chevron on a wall? I digress.

    Back to the point…I'm about to dive in to make your sweet baby quilt tutorial with some Darla by Tanya Whelan. I can't wait to see the finished product! Keep up the great work, Amy!

  47. Jane April 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Found the pattern and am so inspired to try it as well.
    Thank you for sharing!


  48. Lori April 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    i really like your quilt. you are right, the solids do help pull it all together.

  49. Keitha April 23, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    You "slay" me – in a really good way! Just gorgeous work! And that little pup is the most A-DORABLE thing I have ever seen!

  50. Mrs Yoastie April 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Cute baby feet but the puppy is gorgeous.

    Oh forgot to say like the quilt too.

  51. Emily {Creative Chicks} April 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I love scrap quilts! And I love that this one doesn't scream "100 designer fabrics in one quilt." Not that I don't love designer fabrics, it's just refreshing to see a little different look.

  52. Charlotte April 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Oooh chevrons are so pretty in scraps, love this

  53. selfsewn June 19, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Ooh I love this!!

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