After making about four improv chevron blocks, I'd had enough. The blocks take a bit of time, and my attention span for working with strict colors is pretty short, even though these happen to be some of my favorites!
This sweet little quilt is what I made from them! Sashed in snow, bordered in more Kona cerise (I can't get enough!), and bound in a nice medium gray, which I think makes a clear, precise frame. I sort of wish I had made a little white flange along with the binding, that would have been wayyy over the top.
I see a LOT of potential for these blocks. Going monochromatic, using a much more limited palette, or alternating colors between chevron strips, etc, could cause all kinds of amazing secondary patterns to emerge.
For example, if the middle chevron strip of each block was made up of dark, or very saturated, values, while the side chevrons were lighter fabrics, that middle strip would really stand out, and become a strong design element.
To offset the crazy wonkiness of the blocks, I quilted this in simple, (fairly) precise 2-inch squares using the quilting guide bar on my walking foot. No marking! I just started with the vertical line of one of the white sashing strips and used that as a guideline.
It's backed in my favorite print from Lotta Jansdowner's Echo line, with a strip of Kona Snow along the bottom. I think it's really beautiful on its own, and it makes me want to make a whole cloth quilt from this fabric alone (yikes, ideas!). It looks SO PRETTY with the gray binding!