The quilt I made is baby size, finishing about 40” x 48”. I had six fat quarters and didn’t want to piece the back so that is the size I planned. If you want a larger quilt it is easy to make more blocks, make the blocks larger or add borders.
To make this quilt you will need 6 different fat quarter prints and 3/4 yard EACH black solid and white solid. If your fabric measures at least 42” after the selvages are cut off you can get by with 1/2 yard each of black and white fabric.
I plan to use scraps from my fat quarters for the binding but if you want one fabric for binding you will need 1/2 yard.
From each of the fat quarters cut three 4-7/8” strips; from these strips cut ten 4-7/8” squares. Cut each square in half ONCE on the diagonal.
A note about cutting stripes: If you want all of your stripes to go the same way (vertical or horizontal), cut half the squares with the stripe running vertical and the other half with the stripe horizontal as shown below.
You will need 30 5-1/4” squares from both the black and white fabrics. If you are lucky and your fabrics measure 42” after the selvages are cut off you will need three 5-1/4” strips; if not, cut four 5-1/4” strips. Sub-cut 30 5-1/4” squares from these strips. Cut each square TWICE on the diagonal.
Step 1-sew black and white quarter-square triangles. You will need mirror images of these units so follow the instructions below carefully.
Separate your black and white triangles into stacks of 60 each. Make sure they are all right side up. Select one stack each of white and black triangles and place them beside your machine exactly as shown below.
Now flip a white triangle on top of a black one and sew an accurate 1/4” seam along the right side. Make sure the flat sides of the triangles are on top and feed into the machine first.
Stack the remaining triangles as shown below.
Flip a black triangle on top of a white one and sew an accurate 1/4” seam along the right side. Again, make sure the flat sides of the triangles are on top and feed into the machine first.
Your sewn units should look like this before pressing.
Now it is time for a pressing decision. I pressed all my triangles toward the black because I don’t like dark colors shadowing through the white. This means that my seams won’t all nest. You can also press the seams open if that is your preference. After pressing you will end up with sixty each of the triangle units shown below:
Step 2: Pair a print triangle with each of the pieced triangle units. From each print, sew 10 units each as shown below.
Follow the diagram below to lay out the blocks. Watch the rotation of each block because it is easy to turn them in the wrong direction. Each row is 10 blocks and you will have two rows per print.
Sew the blocks into rows. Arrange them in the order you like and sew the rows to make the quilt top.
I am not adding borders, but feel free to add them if you would like. Hopefully I’ll have my quilt finished in the near future and will post another picture to show the quilting. I would love to see a picture if you make this quilt!
Thank you! That’s a great pattern for scrappy, too. I love the look of it and plan to make one this summer.
Shelley Rodgers says
Wow .. what a *terrific* chevron pattern! Much more interesting to look at than the standard ones. (Not that there is anything *wrong*, per se, with the standard chevrons .. it’s just that *your’s* so that much *more* interesting!)
Thank you so much for the tutorial!