10.28.2012

scrap challenge: chevron napkins


When Rachel at Stitched in Color announced that she was going to be doing another scrap challenge (I loved the results of the first!), I immediately volunteered to participate and was so excited when I was one of the four people selected to create something using all of the scraps pictured above.


My husband and I are heading to a wedding soon, so I figured this would be a great opportunity to make something for the newly married couple. After a bit of brainstorming and sketching, I decided to make a set of napkins using mini half-square triangles.



I wanted the napkins to be modern and simple, so I decided to incorporate the ubiquitous chevron, along with a lot of negative space. I created the chevrons from half-square triangles, and then pieced them into columns that ran the width of the napkin. Each napkin features all of the fabrics from the bundle, arranged in a random order.


I improvised the placement of the column in each napkin, to mix things up a bit and create some interest, but once I finished, I worried that it looked more like I hadn't measured properly! Hopefully the couple won't mind.


I really loved the color palette of the bundle, and particularly loved having the chance to work with new fabrics with different textures, including two Kaufman linens and a Moda Cross Weave. I paired everything with a white organic Kona, which I also used on the back. The napkins wound up being slightly more than 18 x 18 inches.


Thank you to Rachel for organizing this fun challenge, and a big thanks to Pink Chalk Fabrics for the gorgeous bundle of fabrics! You can pick up your own bundle here.

13 comments:

  1. These are so great! I wouldn't worry about their placement, I think they will be able to tell it was intentional :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love these! The color scheme is great, and I don't have to tell you I love the chevrons! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are stunning, what a wonderful gift! Love them!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Caitlin, these are gorgeous! I am SUPER in love with them. I want them to come and live at my house!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love these napkins! What a great idea for a wedding present!

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are beautiful! I'm sure they're going to love them. :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a lucky couple to get such a nice and fun handmade wedding present! Great job on the challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful! The negative space leaves so much room for peaceful thinking. I'm thinking - baby quilt!! ???

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your napkins! Lucky newlyweds. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great job! I would love to own these!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the napkins. Your design has given me lots of ideas. Oh no more items on my to do list ;)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment---it means so much to me! If you have a specific question, please be sure to include your email address and I'll be happy to respond.