Carolina chain on the dark side with a mini chevron.

I have used all the light and bright coloured blocks from the leaders enders Caroline chain box.  Sew now was the time to tackle the dark blocks - I say dark, but I mean those blocks made with neutral fabrics that ranged from cream to coffee toned to beige.  
I tried to add a bit of sparkle by using red blocks, but the bulk of the blocks were made with blue and green fabrics and a sprinkle of brown.    
I am very happy with this finish, but I did decide to make it bigger than the previous version, so it would be teenager size for my prefered charity.  That meant making extra blocks but it was worth it. For the side triangles I used a very old fern print fabric I picked up on special years ago, which has been a great backing fabric.  I love picking up blue fabrics on special for backing, as they are universally acceptable to everyone!
My friend Karen was the one who introduced me to blogging many years ago.  At the time I was living in a new city with small children.  It enabled me to feel connected and enjoy quilting at a time when sewing time was hard to come by.  Karen had a special birthday coming up, so I very quickly made this modern chevron mini quilt to pop in the post to her.  Honesty it is the quickest quilt I have ever made, out of necessity as I didnt know it was her birthday, but I really wanted to send her something handmade.  I popped a few other things in the parcel and by complete fluke and the good grace of Australia Post it arrived on her birthday, which was fantastic! I love orange and blue together so I was very happy with this scrappy chevron quilt, especially as the orange fabrics were all donated scraps from another quilty friend.
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. you really are great at creating amazing quilts from scraps.... I love them both

  2. Lots of work in that first one, and it is gorgeous! The second is really pretty too, and I'm sure, much appreciated. ---"Love"

  3. Your Carolina Chain looks terrific, and so does the chevron quilt.

  4. Lovely Sue, they both look great

  5. Great use of color in your Carolina Chain and the mini chevron is a very sweet gift for your friend.

  6. Carolina Chain's rich colors really make a gorgeous statement in this quilt. I like the bit of sparkle from the red.
    A very cute little Chevron mini. Karen will be thrilled, I'm sure.


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