Turquoise & Hot Pink Ombre Chevron Quilt

This all started when last year, my niece Madi told me that she didn’t have a blanket, so I decided to make her one. At the time, I had never made one, so I took a class at Modern Domestic in Portland hoping that it would jumpstart my quilting like it had done to my apparel. And boy oh boy did it ever.

I knew I wanted to make a HST quilt and asked my quilty Yoda Nydia what size to use and she told me she uses 6.5″ and that there’s a nifty square up tool to get. Yaaaay for sewing goodies!

So I knew that I wanted it to be a gradation from light in the middle to dark on the outside but the chevron thing kinda just happened when I started to tape the squares to the wall, so I ran with it.

I was like omg this is so rad, but then when I started to sew them all together the real magic began.

Once I was all done, and I saw the whole thing on my wall, I had an oh crap moment when I realized that I couldn’t quilt a twin sized quilt on my domestic machine. 

So naturally I decided to take the long arm class at Modern Domestic to see if I could manage it. Seriously it’s like the most zen power tool I’ve ever played with! And I was totally dreadful the first night, but by the time my practice session came around, I was able to come up with a game plan on how to quilt. Then I  showed up for my “real” quilting time and this happened…

Like I don’t I will how it clicked so fast but like I became one with that machine and it was like we were dancing on top of the quilt. Now I’m kinda sad to part ways with this puppy, but I know that it has an awesome companion in my niece. 

9 thoughts on “Turquoise & Hot Pink Ombre Chevron Quilt

      1. Lol, yes. There are about eighty bazillion tutorials online, so you should be able to find some good tips and ideas.

        For the record, I rarely machine quilt. I enjoy hand quilting too much…but when I’m facing a deadline and need to get a quilt done NOW, I use the machine. And I think some designs just look better when machine quilted. McTavishing, for instance.


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