08 November 2013

Tah-dah and a giveaway

I have been beavering away in the background, testing a pattern for Jess at the Elven Garden.  I've shown a few sneaky shots, but here is the finished quilt
Jess has called this the Giant Chevron (for obvious reasons) and it is a perfect quilt for a beginner.  Even so, I think it makes a stunning quilt, and looking at the quilts made by the other testers, can be made to look very different with the choice of fabrics and quilting.

I made mine from my stash, but it can be made from a layer cake (or the baby version from a charm square pack).  I quilted the zig zags in straight lines roughly (very roughly) half an inch apart.  Then I went mad on the white bits and tried out a swirly FMQ pattern.
 I was worried that it was a bit rough, but when it's crinkled up after a wash, you can hardly see the pattern, let alone the mistakes!
I guess I've missed a thread then!
I backed it with some Washi Tape that I got at a very reasonable price, and bound it with Free Spirit designer solid in a very bright pink.  Both of these are absolutely perfect for the design.
I finished this just last night, right on cue for the pattern release.  This morning dawned bright and sunny, if a little windy, but just right for a photo shoot.



I usually have a shot with Ted on the garden rocker, but as Jess is an Aussie, I thought it fitting that Roo was in on this one instead
Roo doesn't come out very often, and George was a little suspicious of this bouncy creature
This also counts for a finish in the Q4 FAL.  It was known as the mystery quilt before I was able to reveal my secret!
The Giant Chevron  pattern includes three sizes: baby, lap and twin size and is available  here and here.
To celebrate the release of the pattern, Jess is offering a copy of the pattern  (pdf) to two of my readers.  You have two chance to win

1. The giveaway is open to followers of my blog, so let me know how you follow me.  If you're not a follower, why not join me, and let me know.
2. Share this giveaway - facebook, IG, pin, tweet, blog - and leave another comment
I'll leave the giveaway open until Thursday 14th by which time, I hope I can get the random generator thingie working.  And don't forget to give me an e-mail address if you are a no reply blogger
If you nip over to Jess's blog now, she has photos of all Chevron quilts the tester have made.  Oh and good luck!

27 comments:

  1. Its a beautiful quilt, and a lovely giveaway.
    I have been a happy follower for some time :-)

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  2. Shared it on my Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/StitchbyStitchdonebyMarelize

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  3. I love your pictures of this lovely quilt and of course I follow your blog.

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  4. Fab quilt, and im a follower, but then you know that!

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  5. This quilt looks SOOOO fun!! I especially love the two animals checking out your quilt (the live one and the stuffed one). grin. I am a follower of your blog. I made Krista's Charming Chevron and would LOVE to make this giant Chevron of Jess.

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  6. OOh I love it - simple but very effective! I'm not a follower...I just trundle by regularly! (but ou know that anyway!)

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  7. A fabulous quilt!
    I follow with GFC

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  8. Looks great - how fun in scraps! I love the cat looking at the kangaroo!!!! I am a GFC follower!

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  9. Love the quilt! Just went over to Jess' & checked out all the others too. Awesome.
    I'm a follower w/Blogger.

    pnconverse at hotmail dot com

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  10. A simple yet stunning quilt! It would be great for all those fat 4s that have had a chunk taken out of them.
    I follow on Bloglovin!

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  11. Really lovely quilt :-) No wonder George wants up....

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  12. A great pattern and the Washi tape is a lovely scale for the backing. I'm a follower too.

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  13. I pinned it to my Quit Inspiration board.

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  14. Your finished quilt is just lovely (and that quilting is fabulous!) The giant chevrons ertainly make a bold statement.

    Nice to see a touch of Australia on your blog !

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  15. That's a lovely quilt!! And I follow you through bloglovin...

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  16. Great quilting. I have been following via GFC.

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  17. Love it, and Roo was the perfect touch!

    PS, don't enter me please

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  18. Looking good! Love your photos. Really pretty.

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  19. such a great quilt - I love your use of colour in it. I follow on Bloglovin!

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  20. I love your version of this great quilt pattern. Thanks for sharing! I should go make a chevron quilt.

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  21. Love the quilt and the curious cat :-)
    [I follow with BlogLovin]

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  22. that last photo with the cat is priceless. The quilt turned out lovely

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  23. Love this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win
    Shawn

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