Enjoying the chevron trend and a giveaway – now closed

16 Jul

Chevrons are everywhere, on fabric, nails, floors, walls and clothing, if you don’t believe me check out this pinterest board I put together at the weekend and there are just a few of the images I found!

Inspired by this and with a need to do something with a huge stack of vintage sheet charm squares I decided to make a chevron quilt:

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I used a gorgeous yellow/orange sheet for the backing:

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And the wonderful stripy sheet for the binding again:

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I’ve made up some kits and have them for sale in my Etsy shop.  I’m also thinking about adding a custom option, you let me know what colour quilt you would like to make and I’ll send you the kit with those colours in.  You could choose anything from just 2 colours to 6, and could have for example 2 pinks but different prints – I’d love to know what you think of this idea.

I’m so pleased with the finished quilt that I’m already thinking about scaling this up and using 10″ squares to make bigger chevrons and a bigger quilt.

So would you like to make one?  I’m giving away one quilt kit (not including batting) to one lucky reader.   International entries welcome.

To enter just leave a comment below, if you want to tell me what you think about chevrons please do.

Extra entries:

Add my Etsy shop to your favourites – one entry.

Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and come back and leave me a comment telling me you’ve done so – one entry.

That’s 3 possible entries for you to win.

Giveaway will close on Sunday 22nd July at 9pm (UK time).  Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win.

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105 thoughts on “Enjoying the chevron trend and a giveaway – now closed

  1. What a great idea! Especially with the different colors options! I would love to win a kit to make for 100 Quilts for Kids.

  2. That backing fabric is amazing! Would love to win this. Currently having fun with one of your lovely charm packs 🙂
    You can contact me via Facebook if I win 🙂

  3. Gorgeous quilt! I love how your vintage sheets are different than the ones I can find here in Canada! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. Hi! I love chevrons, even never made a quilt like that. Thank you for a lovely give away! Wishes from Greece!

  5. Lovely quilt idea! I love chevrons; your quilt is such a nice application of them.

  6. I’ve not been that fussed with the primary colour type cheverons, but I really like how it looks in vintage sheetage! great idea and of course I’d love to win a kit :O)

  7. Love Chevrons, I love chevron fabrics and I love to make chevrons out of fabric! 🙂

  8. what a fantastic giveaway! count me in! chevrons=i can take ’em or leave ’em…

  9. I like the personalized option. I’d be more likely to use it to specify a color I’d prefer not be included, which is what keeps me from buying a lot of kits.

  10. Just love your quilt. Very vintage and romantic! I just made one with a layer cake “a walk in the woods” and I am very happy with the result! Thanks for the give away. Would love to make a vintage one.

  11. I love the look of Chevron quilts, but haven’t tried to make one yet. I’m torn between using your method with HST or the rail fence on point method. I would like to make one with vintage sheets.

  12. I love this quilt. I love the vintage fabrics too. I think that I had the orange flower print 30+ years ago that is in your heading.

  13. Great giveaway!! Chevrons are awesome – very versatile really. Your quilt backing is super cool- love it.

  14. I’ve favourited your Etsy shop – loving the bunting. Etsy: amyinuk. FAB giveaway Mary 🙂

  15. i love the quilt! i am in love with chevron patterns right now, but only in quilting. i’m not as into it on anything else…

    love the vintage sheets too. trying to keep myself from collecting them now, haha!

  16. I don’t really like chevrons, but your quilt is better than chevron prints I’ve seen ’till now =)

  17. Beautiful chevrons. I bet is it very soft, being made with vintage sheets. I have never made a quilt with vintage sheets, but if I win, I’d love to try.

  18. Love chevrons (aka zigzags at my house). I’ve made two – 1 with HSTs & the other with rectangles on the diagonal. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I added your Etsy shop to my favorites list of quilt shops. Like you idea of choosing fabric colors for custom kits. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. I love your quilt kits and I think the option for a custom color choice is a great idea!

  21. Oh I love this! I don’t really like the chevron fabrics that are around now, I think they are too blocky and solid for me, but this is beautiful! I’d never thought of floral chevrons, but they are right up my street!

  22. I just love chevrons, fits perfectly to summertime! Your kilt is soo cute and I think the option to make your own quilt kit would be awesome! Thank you for a chance to win!

  23. oh mary! you continue to inspire me. now i have such an obsession for vintage sheets! i’m almost done with a quilt for my sister with the pieces i ordered from you. the chevron is fun!!! that might be my next one 🙂

  24. Loving your work with the vintage fabrics Mary and your etsy shop looks fab. What a brilliant giveaway – thanks for the chance to enter x

  25. I love your chevron quilt– SO vintage-y! 🙂 At first, when the Chevron craze started, I wasn’t hooked, but like so many things, the more I see the more I like.. and your quilt, using vintage sheets, is probably one of the prettiest chevron designs that I’ve came across!! LOVE it! Thank you for the chance to win a kit to make one of our own!! 🙂 You’ve inspired me.. I am putting this on my to-do list! 🙂

  26. Love chevrons! They look so clever but are so simple really, that said I have only done a cushion so far! Would love to do a chevron quilt in just different tones of one colour.

  27. I’m still waiting to win something to get my daughter to make for me!

  28. Your quilt is lovely! I have never done chevrons but would love to give it a try! The backing is so pretty!

  29. you have some beautiful designs/ideas,i love them !!would love to win! have shared on fb. fingers crossed x

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  31. I would love to win and make a quilt in memory of my 36 year old daughter who died on my arms when a blood clot went to her lung. she loved chevron, her birthday is next month babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  34. Beautiful giveaway,
    I added your Etsy shop to my favorites/ Tweeted @nathalietaylor7, shared on Facebook and pinned xxx

  35. I love chevrons, especially for baby quilts since they sew up fast, are gender neutral, and classy for all ages.

  36. Love your Chevron Quilt!! So bright & Summery! I think Chevrons are very Happy, Cheerful & Fun! Kinda flowing too.

    Thanks for chance to win an Awesome KIT! Woohoo! 🙂

  37. Absolutely Favorited your Etsy Shop1 What delightful things your create with vintage sheets! Wow!

    Thanks for chance to win a Kit! 🙂

  38. What a fabulous Quilt!! I love chevrons!! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  39. I love the chevron pattern and I really like what you have done with the different colours. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt.

  40. I just adore Chevron prints and quilts but I have never done a Chevron quilt but have always wanted to try.

    Thank you for the chance to win a lovely quilt kit.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  41. I added your shop to my favorites on Etsy – my shop name is Carvnstitch.

    Beautiful shop and quilt kits!!!!

    Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  42. I shared you giveaway on facebook.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  43. I have wanted to do a zig zag quilt (now renamed chevron quilt), for some years now. You have such a lovely range of fabric.

  44. I love the kit! But i think the quilt would look more vibrant if brighter prints are to be used:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. Love the quilt, I would enjoy the opportunity to make one myself having never attempted a chevron design before.

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