Monday, October 8, 2012

Chev..... Chev......Chev.....

Ron............

I recently watched a Youtube on making a Chevron quilt.  The demo was using a Layer Cake, but I thought I would try to make my own with 6" squares.

I picked out an assortment of fabrics.  Plus white background fabric.

Cut 6" strips and then again into 6" squares.

 

Pair up a white square with one of the color fabric squares.  Sew all the way around.

With your trusty rotary, cut the sewn square in an X.

Press your seams to the dark fabric.
 

Line up the Chevrons and start sewing the blocks together.

 
 

I will work on these blocks and see how large this quilt will turn out.  I cut two yards of white background, and various amounts of the red and blue.  

This looked like an easy and fun quilt to put together. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Happy Quilting!

14 comments:

Joan J said...

This is what I love about reading blogs. I learn something new every day. I have never seen half square triangles cut like that! I've always marked and sewn the quarter inch and then cut. LOVE this. What a time saver! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing how your quilt comes out.

Josie said...

I've never seen half square triangles made that way either. Thanks for the mini tutorial.. I'm going to try that for sure. Your chevrons are looking really good..looking forward to seeing the quilt.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Oh yeah! Nice!!

Karin said...

I made one like this for QOV this summer. The hst's are my leader enders. Before you know it, you have enough for a quilt and hst's are so versatile!

Kindred Quilts said...

Thanks for the tutorial! (You gotta love YouTube!) This looks like a quick block for a quick quilt!

Carrie P. said...

cool technique. looks fun and fast.

Susan said...

I can't wait to see more, XOXO

Rosa said...

Great technique.An awesome way to do HTS,fast and easy.Can´t wait to see your quilt finished!!

Rosa said...

Great technique.An awesome way to do HTS,fast and easy.Can´t wait to see your quilt finished!!

Laura Davies said...

I just finished a chevron quilt myself, but I didn't do it with triangles. This website has a great tutorial for this quilt using rectangles: http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.ca/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html?m=1. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Happy quilting!

Barb said...

I have got to make me one of those....just gotta!

Cheryl said...

I have never seen that technique for half square triangles..wow, that looks so easy. Love the quilt in scrappy fabrics!

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DangAndBlast! said...

Since those are QSTs, not HSTs, did you have any trouble with everything being on the bias?