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. 

12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. These are very different colours for you no?

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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