Vintage Stamp Collection | Big Chevron WIP {Quilting}

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

I started Jess’ Big Chevron Quilt – as you can see. The chevrons are really taking shape, or not. I decided to make it slightly more complicated, and try my hand at stamp collection as a first step (12 first steps to be precise).

I cannot show you why I am going with such an orange brown theme – I am getting ‘it’ back over the weekend. All I can tell you it is orange and brown – and useful… Hence my fabric choices

(top from left to right) Nancy Wolff Circus; Michael Miller Smoochie Chocolate; 
Robert Kaufmann Bright & Buzzy Amber;
(centre from left to right): Kona Brown; South Seas – Owl Wonderful; Michael Miller Tweetie Pie;
(bottom from left to right): South Seas – Owl wonderful Red; South Seas – 
Owl Wonderful Medallions; Lotta Jansdotter - Echo
(Found at PlushAddict and Fabrictastic, or already in my stash)

To make the block I followed the (amazing) tutorial of Oh Fransson!

I did not have scissors small enough – so I had to improvise a bit..

It works, and look at how everything matches perfectly. If you have not tried this tutorial – do. It is really rewarding.

1 down, 11 to go... Better get sewing! Linking up to WIP Wednesday today. 


  1. Love the fabric and colours of these blocks. This is going to be a fabulous quilt when done.

  2. I haven't tried that tutorial - I must get around to it sometime. Your block looks amazing, I love the autumn tones.

  3. I tried out that method of piecing before, too. It's so genius! These colors are really fun. : )

  4. Can't wait to see where this is going...

  5. Very intriguing! I haven't tried the tutorial either - I can't get my head around how it works!

  6. The fabric is beautiful and they all work well in the picture. It will be interesting to see the end result.

  7. These are very different colours for you no?

  8. Fun fabrics!!! I love the owls peeking. :D

  9. First off those are some great fabrics! Then I love the color! Very fall and vibrant! I've seen Fransson's tutorial and thought no way! but now I am inspired to try it. THANKS!

  10. Great pics! I seen this tut but I was worried that the fusible interfacing would end up on my iron while trying to press the seams open.

  11. What a fantastic collage of fabrics for this quilt project. They are vibrant, bold, and fun.