Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Humble Chevron Print

I have started the week with a new quilt project and in doing so found myself pondering what I could do with these two fabrics:


Chevron in Red by Riley Blake Designs 
Bella Solid in Scarlet


With careful fussy cutting and fabric placement it doesn't get any easier than this for a quick but impressive quilt block that changes it's appearance with each variation in fabric placement.

How versatile the Chevron print!

Rita

57 comments:

  1. Wow! I knew a loved chevron prints, but who knew how versatile it is?

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  2. I love the prints and I love what you've done with them!

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  3. What a fantastic block Rita! I know what I'll be doing with some of my chevron fabric. Thank you!

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  4. You have the best eye for fabric use - just amazing!

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  5. Oh my goodness woman, you are amazing!

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  6. OK, Rita...NOW you're showing off. (I'm drop dead impressed).

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  7. Whoa! Smashing effect, and oh so easy!

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  8. You are so clever! Well done! I love how they all look- what an impressive show!

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  9. That is amazing. It looks like a really intercate piecework. Who, besides you, woudl every thought of using chevron fabric like this. All I can say is "WOW".

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  10. EU TE AMO.Mas que você é louca?Parabéns para dizer pouco/

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  11. Really smart ! Both you AND the block ! :-)

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  12. these totally remind me of a kaleidoscope... very cool!

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  13. Holy cow! This is so stinkin' cool!

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  14. infinitely clever. I love two colour blocks/quilts and this one will be so great!

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  15. Genius! I may have to try this...what great use of print and pattern, Rita!

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  16. Very cool, Rita! I had ordered a black and white chevron print without knowing what to do with it...now I have some ideas! Thanks as always for your inspirational designs.

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  17. That's such an awesome idea, how fun!

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  18. You and the fabric work well together...this is so cool!

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  19. Very cool! What a great idea!

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  20. How awesome and clever. Love it.

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  21. Wow, who knew you could get such amazing blocks out of three fabrics. Love them. I will now look at fabric in a whole new way. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. Wow amazing the difference in effect of fabric placement with the white centres

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  23. You have a great eye for design. Now I know what to do with the chevrons, so very cool.

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  24. Great placements! And I love that you chose red! Love them all!

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  25. P.S. A post like this should end, "And you can purchase this chevron from a number of my sponsors here:"

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  26. Thank you so much for posting this! I bought a fat quarter bundle of these Riley Blake chevrons last week and was wondering how I could use them all together in a quilt, and I will mark this as my top idea so far!

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  27. Wow that makes your eyes go crazy! =D

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  28. I am excited to see what all you do with this! I have some of the orange/grey/green Chevrons and I want to make them into a baby quilt, but I wasn't sure how to go about cutting them!

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  29. ah wow it really is a versatile print! I'm feeling the love for Chevron ;)

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  30. How pretty! It reminds me of paper-cut snowflakes.

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  31. This print is fantastic. So bold and vibrant. I love how you can play around with the fabric to create unusual geometric blocks.

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  32. You make the most beautiful, vibrant quilts! I love visiting your website.

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  33. Great idea. Reminds me of looking through a kaliedoscope.

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  34. Okay, THAT is wicked cool! I think I'll have to try that myself. Darn, I'll have to go fabric shopping.

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  35. WOW! Ms Rita, you are one major talent. I think you sweat creativity, no really i do. Just more amazing results from you.

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  36. Wow! You are amazing. Thanks for sharing this.

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  37. I realized I was staring at the screen with my mouth open. Might as well say wow while I'm at it. Super inspiring. Mind bending. Thank you!

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  38. Very clever Rita, I'm eager to see the final placement of the blocks!
    Myrto

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  39. You are just too good at this Rita!!:) Love them!

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  40. Oh I love this! What a great idea for snowflake style at the holidays!

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  41. What a great idea! They are beautiful!

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  42. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

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  43. Lovely...I see that you love geometry as well as fabric. Not every quilter feels that kinship!

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  44. Amazing and inspiring! This might be the best advertising plug for the RB Chevrons I've seen yet! :)

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