8/01/2010

Chenille Comfort

I've been having fun these past several days working on this new pattern for a quilt (64" x 73") that uses chenille strips to edge the hexagon flowers and form the lattice pattern. You make the chenille strips from regular cotton fabric. I think it's the most fun to make the chenille in a print so it's multicolor. I used two different fabrics as well, which is easier to tell in the second photo. The outermost chenille edging is made of the black and white polka dot fabric that's in the little squares:

You can either create the machine quilting as you sew on the hexagon flowers and the chenille strips as I did, or you can sew the chenille on before sandwiching and quilt as desired in the usual way.

Here it is on my guest bed:

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

It's lovely! The colors are wonderful. Did Rembrandt help?

MARCIE said...

Darling design! Love the border too! It looks so sweet on the bed.

Barb said...

It would be lucky indeed to be a guest with that quilt!
nice -

Karen said...

Very sweet! A pretty quilt to welcome a guest.

Lori said...

That is adorable!! The chenille makes a bit different then the standard quilt. Nice job!!

CJ said...

Such a lovely quilt. I love what the chenille adds.

Rose Marie said...

Love it ..... what a neat idea!

Julie-Ann said...

I love it. Is there a pattern offering coming up?

Guess what? Last night I hauled out my Eleanor Burns Underground Railroad quilt and started cutting and sewing. I almost have it put together. I could have sworn I purchased fabric for the border, but I can't find it. So, I think a trip to your favorite quilt store is in my future! I am so happy to be quilting again!