I have had a few people ask about the pattern I used. Chevrons are surprisingly easy, you don't need a pattern! (Though if you want to make a quilt to a specific size you will have to do a bit of math.)
Since this was my first chevron quilt, so I figured it would be easiest to use precut fabrics. I used 2/3 of a layer cake form Moda called Hello Luscious and 1/2 a layer cake of solid white from Moda's Bella Solids line. Using precuts can make a project expensive, so on my last trip to the fabric store I picked up a 10.5 inch square ruler to use with my next project.
I wanted to demonstrate how easy to is to piece together a chevron quilt....
With this method, you first cut your fabric into squares. Any size you want, though mine were 10 inches, since I used the precuts.
Line up 2 squares of alternating colors, right sides together and sew all the way around the square. (It's kind of hard to see what I did since I used white thread on white fabric, sorry about that...)
Then use a ruler to cut the squares from corner to corner.
When you flip the pieces over, you will have 8 half square triangles.
Just arrange your fabric pieces into the chevron pattern.
Keep going and you will see the pattern come together:
|I snapped this shot w/ my phone late at night...|
The great thing about this method, is that you can create many different patterns, like a pinwheel.
Or diagonal stripes. (I love these stripes...)
One thing to keep in mind when cutting half square triangles this way is that you definitely need to use spray starch when pressing the triangles flat. The fabric is cut on the bias and could potentially stretch out when sewing. I used spray starch and didn't really have any problems.
You can definitely make one of these!
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