Monday, September 17, 2012

Love it, Pin It, Win It

I am re-posting about my Patchwork Chevron quilt to enter the Moda Bake Shop Love It, Pin It, Win It contest. 
I had a really hard time deciding which of the quilts I have made from their recipes to blog about again. I have made a few. There is the Hexagon Park by Lynne {Lily's Quilts} and the Java Stars quilt by Chris {Freckle Mama}, both of which I thought were great tutorials and lovely patterns. But in the end I had to say Patchwork Chevron was my favorite. Maybe it's because I had such a fun photo shoot with the quilt. 

A few months ago my daughter-in-law asked me if I would make them a picnic quilt. I was happy to do so. I had two charm packs of Reunion and some scraps left from making the granny square quilt and saw Jeni's pattern on the Moda Bake Shop blog, so I knew this would be the quilt I wanted to make for them. I was so excited that she would ask me to make her a quilt, seeing that her aunt is an amazing quilter (but I hear a little selfish when it comes to giving them away).
The Pattern was really a dream to make and one of the few patterns that actually says, "Don't worry about the patchwork seams; they won't match up!".
Before giving the quilt to my son and his family, I took it on a little photo shoot at one of my favorite local parks.


I started piecing the squares together and laying out the pieces on my sewing room floor.The pattern came together so fast and the pattern was a perfect showcase for these fabrics.


It was a beautiful day at the park, so I had a fun photo shoot with the quilt.


I can imagine them sitting at a park like this one close to our home.

The quilt is big enough for all 6 of them to sit on and enjoy some family time.

I quilted the quilt with straight lines echoing the chevron pattern.

I used Kona Ash as the background. It really is a perfect compliment to the Reunion fabrics.

I backed the quilt with a green gingham fabric on either side of a smaller chevron made with 2.5" squares. I like using quilts as tablecloths, so this gingham gave it just the look I was hoping to achieve.

I bound the quilt with one of the red fabrics from the Reunion line.

After my photo shoot at the park I had errands to run, so I took a few photos of the quilt at the feed store. Here, on the back of a {horse}.
And here with a painted cow.
The farm stand seemed like a good photo op for the quilt, too.

It also looked right at home on my patio table.
But, my favorite photos are of my granddaughter, on her birthday, all ready to go to her birthday party at the splash park.
She's the perfect model {ham} to use in a photo shoot.
I think her smile says it all...this quilt is a hit!

quilt stats:
Pattern-Patchwork Chevron by Jeni In Color Order
fabrics-Reunion by Moda, Kona Ash, Robert Kaufman green gingham
batting-Warm and White
thread- pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. and quilted with Gutermann cotton thread 50 wt.
measurement after washing 76"x76"


Thanks for stopping by,

"di"



Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

11 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I can see why you chose this for the contest! Its a great family picnic quilt!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fabulous pictures!! It's a great quilt and I can't stop laughing at the horse picture!! It looks beautiful on the table too :)

Annabella said...

It's a gorgeous quilt Di and I love the backing making it completely reversable.

Cindy said...

What a great quilt - the design goes so well with the fabrics. And clearly it's well loved. I like that you took it out on a photo shoot/walk. That had to be a fantastic time!

Trudi said...

I love this pattern, it looks fabulous in soft grays, I was hard
Pushed giving mine away to siblings together earlier this year! Yours is beautiful!

Fiona @findingfifth said...

I love all your photo shoot locations and models. All the best for this entry. I love the reversibility too!

Cindy said...

What a hard decision on quilts to enter. All of your quilts are amazing Di!

Katy Cameron said...

I do love how this one turned out, and the photo shoot locations were hilarious :oD

Cindy said...

Perfect!

Flying Blind... said...

So lovely x

Carla said...

Great photo shoot. Love that cow!your quilt is lovely