I finished this chevron quilt this past weekend. I’m not going to lie, the vision I had for this quilt is nothing like it turned out to be (due mostly to a lack of patience on my part). In fact, when I finished piecing it, I thought it was so ugly that I was happy to fold it up and never give it much thought again. But for some reason, my dad was quite taken with it, so I quilted it for his Father’s Day present.
As I made this quilt, I learned a lot about myself as a quilter. I’m scrappy. I enjoy mixing and matching fabrics from my own stash, making it work when I have to, and combining fabrics from different regions and periods of my life. I felt detached from this quilt because I used all solids (predominately shot cottons, but when I ran out of those and was too lazy to go to the quilt shop, I dipped into my regular cotton solids), and solids don’t tell the same story that prints can. The only fabric in this quilt that has any significance to me is the lavender shot cotton - and I know it because it was part of a half-yard bundle I got in NYC on a trip I took last summer. Otherwise, this quilt lacks the secret stories that my other quilts hold for me. All together, this quilt was really important for me to make because I feel much closer to understanding my style.
If you want to make the quilt, I made slight modifications to this tutorial. I’m going to try the pattern again (for sure!) with prints.