From Grandma with Love ~ Orange Chevron Quilt

My mom (Grandma Jane) always seems to make the girls the perfect birthday presents and Savannah’s 4th birthday was no exception.  Mom told me she was working on something ‘orange’ for Miss S., but this lovely orange chevron quilt was a total surprise to everyone!

Mom was inspired by this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts.  The unique design is created by the placement of half-square triangles.  This would be a really great project for someone that is just getting into quilting.  The design is beautiful, yet the piecing is quite straight forward.  There are so many things you can do with half-square triangles.  We’ll be showing you some of the many uses in the coming weeks!

Grandma Jane purchased the Tangerine Tango Fat Quarter Bundle from our blog sponsor, Fat Quarter Shop, and added a few other orange prints that she had on hand.  The white was cut from a bolt of white bella solid in ‘snow’.

The back of the quilt is yardage from ‘Fresh’ by Deb Strain for Moda in Garden Lattice Orange.

This quilt is the perfect lap sized quilt.  Savannah has definitely taught me that the color orange is truly wonderful.  So happy and so fresh.  I’m an orange convert, for sure!
Starting next week Grandma Jane will be sharing how to sew a quilt from start to finish with a free, original ‘circle’ quilt pattern she has created for The Cottage Home blog readers.  
I’m so excited for her week long series and I hope you are too ~ it’s going to be great!

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  1. Ooooh I am in love with this quilt!! Savannah is one lucky little girl. 🙂 Grandma Jane did a fabulous job.

  2. Lindsay that was such a perfect gift, at first I thought she used all the scraps from the orange dress but to know she made it ahead of time to go with the theme, so wonderful. And I’m loving the quilting as per Rita just off the seams, thanks Jane for inspiring me for my next quilt. And Lindsay you have to see my orange doll bunk beds I built here:

    Savannah would’ve loved them at the party!

  3. That Grandma Jane is right in style with the beautiful orange quilt. I loved orange everything when I was a teen (? years ago)I was just ahead of my time!!! Thank you for sharing your craft work and family. Regards, Cyndy

  4. cute cute cute

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! We have such talented moms. 🙂

  6. really beautiful – almost makes me wish someone in my house loves orange.

  7. I just don’t see how she gets it all done. That is soooo gorgeous to be so simple. She is excellent in the shade selections she used. I love it.

  8. Stunning bright sweet and stunning

  9. Gorgeous!!!

  10. that is sooo pretty! so charming and modern but still so traditional …wonderful job cottage-home-grandma!

  11. Grandma Jane has done it again! That orange quilt is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait for her guest post 🙂

  12. That is lovely. So bright and happy. HST quilts are my absolute favorites – I never get tired of them. I’m looking forward to your mom’s series! 🙂

  13. Gorgeous quilt. Orange is really a wonderful color!

  14. It’s gorgeous, lucky girl :o)

  15. I was just wondering if Grandma Jane might be looking to adopt any additional children and grandchildren?? What do you think? You and your mom have made “orange” absolutely fabulous in my book.

  16. Very nice quilt, I’m lovin’ the orange too!

  17. Anonymous says

    Beautiful quilt! Looks so snuggly.

  18. Gorgeous! Next… blue-themed quilt!!!! 😉

  19. p.s. Tell her to WAIT. You know kids and how they change their minds!! 😉

  20. Love the quilt — can’t wait for Grandma Jane and her tutorials, thanks!

  21. What a beautiful quilt! Lucky girl! Who would have thought orange would be so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  22. This quilt looks so crisp! Excellent gift.

  23. I am so not a chevron fan. I guess because it makes me dizzy. But, this pattern, with the different orange patterns changes my mind. I love this quilt and am now inspired to try this. What a sweet, sweet gift.

  24. I’m in love with this quilt. If your mother ever thinks of making some and selling them let me know. We are using orange pendant lights in our open plan kitchen, dinning, living room. As the kitchen is all white this quilt would look lovely on the couch in the living room just adding touches of colour to tie it together. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE..

  25. That’s the nicest orange quilt that I’ve seen.

  26. Beautiful! It really looks three dimensional. I love the print on the back too. I have just a little scrap of that – I don’t remember where (or why) I bought it but I love it. It makes a great backing for your quilt.

  27. Fantastic use of colors – you did a great job laying them out! I love this quilt and have pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: