It's time once again for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side! It's a really fun celebration of all things quilty. This year, I'm sharing my latest finish, my Orange/Navy Chevron quilt. Good timing, because I actually shared my Little Folks Voile Chevron during the Fall 2010 BQF. I even took this quilt to the same spot for a photo shoot.
I love the zigzag tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts because it's a triangle-free method of creating zigzags. If there's a triangle-free method of doing something, consider me there.
This quilt is a high school graduation gift for my neighbor, who is going to Auburn University. The school colors are orange and navy. I was concerned I'd have trouble finding fabrics I love in that color palette...but I seriously lucked out when I found the Anchors Away line by Dear Stella. I almost overlooked the design at first because I wasn't interested in the nautical motifs, but the orange and navy ikats were perfect. From there, I quickly found the coordinating Dear Stella Dots and Orange Solid and the Lanikai Basketweave, also from Dear Stella. (Hooray, Dear Stella!)
I love the chevron pattern for these fabrics--it's collegiate and preppy and still cool (I hope!).
I went for a "use it up" back and put some of my extra yardage to use.
It's all bound up on the Nautical Stripe, also from Anchors Away.
Yes, I was a bit concerned that my little helper might push this quilt into the drink, but he was able to resist the temptation!
I'm really happy with the way this turned out, and I'm excited to give it to our neighbor!
Hop over to Amy's to check out the entries!
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