Vintage Chevron Quilt | A finish and Giveaway {Quilting}

Friday, 8 November 2013


Beware this is going to be a post full of pictures and only few words.

Pattern: Giant Chevron Quilt from The Elven Garden 
(available on Craftsy or Etsy)or check out 
the giveaway at the end of the post!
Fabrics: The 70s section fabric selection is detailed here, a collection of 
low volume fabrics in cream and Kona white for the background
Quilting: Stitched in the ditch around the chevron patterns, 
and highlighted with brown red hand quilting (Guterman).
Binding: I bought my bias tape – I opted for a very narrow binding so 
it did not overtake the whole quilt. I used a blanket stitch 
beforehand so it shows underneath the bias tape.
Size: The finished quilt size is 140 cm x 185 cm
Result: This is a great pattern – so versatile, just look at all the different 
testers’versions. It is a great beginners’ pattern 
as well (you don’t have to make it more complicated like I did).

This is the quilt I am most proud of. Technically I have still a lot more to learn about quilting, but I think I really have found my style and managed to capture my vision in this quilt. It was a bit more complicated because of the stamp collection, but totally worth the effort – it does blend colours well – you will see definitely more of this technique.

So it is GIVEAWAY time! You want to make this quilt – yes you do! Jess has been nice enough to giveaway  TWO patterns (in pdf form)!! Whoohoo! Who is in?

You have 3 chances to enter the giveaway:

1. This giveaway is open to my followers only - old and new. 
Let me know how you follow my blog in the comment box.
2. Like the MiH Facebook page - and leave me a second comment. 
3. Follow me on twitter, tweet about the giveaway, 
and/or follow me on Instagram (natmadeinhome) – 
and come back to leave me a third comment

The giveaway ends Friday 15 November at 12 noon (UK time). Please, please, please leave me a way to contact you if you are a no-reply blogger Good luck!

 Related posts:
  • My  zigzag inspiration post is here
  • I posted about making the stamp collection chevron pattern here as well as my fabric choice
  • A post about progress here


  1. I am following you on Google Friends. I love the vintage fabrics you used for your giant chevron. I have never sewn with vintage fabrics before, unless you count a stash that has some pieces over 25 yrs old! ha ha Thanks for a chance to win a pattern.

  2. This looks lovely...have you got a pic of the whole quilt?

  3. I'm a GFC follower - I'd love to make this pattern!

  4. In not entering the giveaway spine I don't know how to sew but just wanted to comment how awesome this quilt is!

  5. I follow you on Bloglovin and a great photo shoot location.

  6. I retweeted your tweet and follow you on both.

  7. I´m a gfc follower :) So nice that you are having this giveaway!¨

  8. I am a follower via bloglovin, which I am still getting used to as I had to check if I clicked the "magic box" to follow you there or not, lol.

    I really like the artist pictures you took of your quilt, it almost felt like there was funky background music going as it travels from step to step!

  9. I really like this quilt and the photography is awesome!

  10. Ooh, pretty!! I follow your blog via the Ravelry friends' blog page but please don't enter me in this giveaway... I'm not much of a seamstress and don't want to waste someone else's (who most probably will put this pattern to sooooo much better use than I) chance.

  11. I follow your blog. Love the look of this quilt.

  12. I am a follower, through my Blogger Dashboard ! and I LOVE that quilt!