Friday, July 13, 2012

Chevron Tutorial

I really love vintage quilts and I saw an amazing quilt made from thirties reproduction fabrics and solids.  Here is a brief tutorial because this is really easier than it looks. Cut blocks to measure 4 7/8".  
 Layer a solid block and a printed block on top of one another.  Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner and stitch 1/4" on either side of the line.  Once that is done, cut down the middle line and you will have two blocks.
 Open them up and gently press them.
 Here is the configuration for laying out the blocks!
 Stitch the top row together.  Stitch the bottom row together.  Stitch the top and bottom rows to each other and there is your chevron.
Four blocks make up one chevron.  This quilt is intended to be scrappy, so play with your colors and have fun.
Sew rows together and then your rows to each other.  I am not planning on adding a border to this quilt.  Just binding when I am done.  It is such a pretty quilt!  Give it a try!!!
Hope you are all having a great day and thank you so much for stopping by.

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