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Chevrons in Progress


This week I’m in the middle of two baby quilts designed with chevrons.  I’ve done a lot with that design, and I wasn’t especially anxious to do another right now, but that’s how things worked out.


The first is a custom order for an Etsy customer inspired by one already in my shop.  This went together very quickly and it’s dramatic.  Now I’m waiting on the customers backing fabric.


I make my HSTs by cutting squares the finished size + 7/8″ (6 7/8″ in this case), drawing a line diagonally, and then sewing 1/4″ on either side.  This prevents bias stretching and my size is always very accurate.  I sometimes check to see, but there’s never anything to trim.

I’m attending a baby shower next month, so I’ve been pondering that one.  I had already asked the mother-to-be about her nursery, and she had said, “Gray and white, with blue elephants.”  So, I was thinking of some subtle gray and white patchwork with appliqued elephants over top.


Then this invitation arrived, and I knew it had to be chevrons. 


I tried that out with my 2 1/2″ squares, but the result was pretty bleah. 


Now I’m combining those squares with gray and white HSTs to form some quiet but definite zig zags.

Its been warm here, so I’ve just been sewing a little in the mornings before my studio heats up.  Hope you’re making progress on your projects.
I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Make sure you stop over there and see her new Christmas design.  Wow!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

13 thoughts on “Chevrons in Progress

  1. Love the chevrons! And you’re right, they do seem to be the perfect choice!

  2. I love how the custom order colors pop, and I do think that chevrons is the way to go for your friend as well. 🙂

  3. I love the reds in the chevrons…they look great!

  4. I just finished one for my daughter. Now to try machine quilting. Still contemplating about the design. Think I will go check out Pinterest for some ideas!

  5. I’m a big fan of chevrons! Those are looking good. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the grey.

  6. I still like chevrons, and specially like the gray textured print you used (essex linen?) And I agree on the Chevron decision on the second one. It would be fun to make the quilt the same design as the invitation. Just for fun 🙂

  7. I really like the way you used the darker and lighter reds. Looks great and gives dimension.

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  9. Do you have a pattern I can purchase for this quilt?

    • Hi! No, I don’t have a pattern. It’s just 18 red and gray half-square triangle blocks, and 24 white and gray ones. That’s 21 gray squares (6 7/8″ square before sewing and cutting), 9 red squares, and 12 white ones.

      The blocks finish at 6″, and the quilt top is 36 1/2″ x 42 1/2″.

      Hope that helps!

  10. Thanks for the dimensions, I would like to make this for my grandson but want to make it at least a full or queen size. Can you help me figure this out?

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