Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Patchwork Chevron Quilt

I finished Jeni's Patchwork Chevron quilt pattern in three quick sewing sessions. This one was a fun and easy pattern to follow. Using pre-cuts really speeds things up. I had three charm packs of Reunion, so I added 36 squares of a variety of solids from the Pink Chalk Fabric charming solids club and used Kona Ash as the background fabric.
For some reason I had an issue with puckering and some of the fabrics stretching. The funny thing is I didn't starch the charms, but I did starch the solids and they are what stretched. Weird!
I am hoping the puckers will be forgiven when I quilt this.
But, with my luck, the quilting will exaggerate the puckers.
Has anyone had this problem?



This quilt goes on the pile marked "to be quilted". 
I ordered a really cute green gingham that I am hoping will match the green in the Reunion fabrics.
If you want to know what the solids used are in this quilt, they are:
Free Spirit Designer Solids Sand Dune
Robert Kaufman Quilters Linen Ochre
Moda Bella Solids Summer Sky
Free Spirit Designer Solids True Red
Moda Cross Weave Green Orange 
Moda Bella Solids American Blue

I have to say, I have never used the cross weaves before and they are yummy and great to work with.


Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

15 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the quilt, but I'm not sure what's happening with the puckers? good luck with the quilting process!

Leanne said...

I don't get where the puckers came from but hopefully quilting will make them go away. Do keep in mind the quilt after washing in that regard, a few blobs before washing will just blend in.

Cindy said...

Hum. I haven't had puckers like that before. I'm curious to hear what folks say below, so I'll keep checking back. Did you find the fabric to be stretchy? You were using good quality mfgs, so I can't imagine it's just too loosely woven...

Katy Cameron said...

Hmm, not had that before - have you tried Rhonda's press the snot out of it to get rid of them?

Annabella said...

Quilting is forgiving and I`m sure it will turn out fine. Perhaps it`s the push and pull of the HSTs? I have no idea but am confident all will be fine.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh never ask me anything technical!
It looks lovely and has reminded me I have 2 boy quilts to finish!

Cindy said...

Have you tried steaming the life out of the puckers? Sometimes that helps.

Regardless, your quilt is great.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Stippling might help.....or at least that's what I'd try and then washing and tumbling...then I don't think anyone would be the wiser!

LuLu said...

It turned out so great! And that is really strange about your starched pieces. I believe that everything comes out in the wash. So I think you are 100% okay!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I find that quilting usually takes care of the puckers. But I hand quilt; the quilt is fastened tightly in frames. But I think you'll be fine....I love the colors...fresh.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Me again...lol. The puckers will happen sometimes if you cut the fabric in the wrong direction. It stretches as you stitch things together.

Staci said...

It is so CUTE!
I'm making this quilt right now, too. I did the 9 patch blocks last week and have spent this week trying to decide on a solid, and today I finally did. Now I just have to get to a store and buy some of it! Such a fast and fun quilt! I love love your version of it!

**nicke... said...

i totally love this di! love it, puckers and all! i bet the puckers will be hidden in the quilting and washing. remember the running horse rule...

Brigitte said...

The pattern turned out really beautiful and again there are the loveley Reunion prints.
I sometimes have quilts with puckers in my service. They mostly can be quilted out, I think yours too.

Carla said...

It's lovely! I think I had that on my to do list as well.