Friday Happenings

Posted in Quilt Blocks, Rainbow Row Along on Nov 08, 2013

Aqua Navy Chevron Blocks

October was Rachael’s month in Bee Purposeful.  She chose a fun aqua/navy chevron block.  My stash of navy fabric is in bad shape so I picked up the domino dot fabric and the stitch square fabrics.  What color is your stash lacking in?–For me it’s definitely navy followed closely by purples and browns.  It’s interesting to me that I have the largest selection of aquas as I would not consider aqua to be a favorite color of mine.

If you are interested in making chevron type blocks like these of your own, they can be made using 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ flying geese or if you prefer not to have as many seams in your blocks the larger triangles are 7 1/4″ squares cut diagonally twice and the smaller side triangles are 3 7/8″ triangles cut diagonally once.

Rainbow Rows Quilt

Thanks so much for all of the input on Elonie’s quilt binding–you guys had so many great suggestions!–I’ve decided to go with a scrappy binding using all of the solids.  I hope to work on it this weekend but I also have another quilt top to complete so we’ll see what happens.

It’s also Ryan and I’s 16th anniversary today. =)  We don’t have anything particularly exciting going on but it is crazy to think that we’ve been married that long!  And tomorrow evening we have a little birthday party for Ryan over at my mom’s–we got married just a couple days after his birthday.  So, its going to be a busy weekend!

16 to “Friday Happenings”


  1. 1
    Paula says:

    Great bee blocks. I think my stash is lacking in neutral shades like browns and greys.
    Happy anniversary and enjoy your weekend celebrations.

  2. 2
    Peg says:

    My stash is definitely lacking in browns because I think I don’t like brown. But I gotta say there are some gorgeous brown batiks out right now that I’m drooling over! Love the chevron and really love the aqua/navy combo. Aqua is a favorite color of mine (not THE favorite) and I’m starting to think it’s the new neutral – it goes beautifully with so many other colors!

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy anniversary!

  3. 3
    Marguerite says:

    Happy Anniversary! My stash needs more neutrals to balance the brights and florals which I have in abundance!

  4. 4
    elsa says:

    Congratulations on 16 years of marriage! That’s really wonderful.
    Great chevron block ~ love doing flying geese.
    I’d say purple is the most lacking in my stash and not nearly enough red.

  5. 5
    Jody says:

    I like your boarder choice! Hope to see how it looks. :)

  6. 6
    Carla says:

    Happy day to you! Love your bee blocks

  7. 7

    happy anniversary, bless

  8. 8
    Trudie says:

    Can you explain/show a pic of this? I can’t wrap my mind around it. ***If you prefer not to have as many seams in your blocks the larger triangles are 7 1/4″ squares cut diagonally twice and the smaller side triangles are 3 7/8″ triangles cut diagonally once.

  9. 9
    Katy says:

    I’ve wanted to make a chevron quilt for a while. Thanks for letting me know the sizes to cut. Thanks. I love the colors.

  10. 10
    Jan says:

    Happy Anniversary. Really time flies when you have a great mate! We’re planning our 50th, with a cruise, next May.

  11. 11
    rosa says:

    Happy anniversary,have a great day !!Wow, your quilt looks fabulous and also the bee blocks.

  12. 12

    I’ve been wanting to make a new chevron quilt (and finish the chevron quilt top that has been languishing in a pile…). I have hard any navies, lots of aquas, which is also weird for me.

    Happy anniversary!

  13. 13
    Nancy of IN says:

    Love the chevron. I will try. My stash lacks lights particularly solids. I have very little brown as I don’t use.

  14. 14
    Vickie says:

    Love the black and white. I am still working on the quilt along. Almost done with the third one!!

  15. 15
    Michelle says:

    I have tons of purples and brown. Tonight I’m doing a disappearing four patch in hand dies and prints.

  16. 16
    amanda rose says:

    I’ve been eager to try this pattern in the top picture!
    Amanda Rose
    http://www.sewmuch2say.com



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