Chevrons seem to be all the rage these days. I have seen them EVERYWHERE!
I decided that it was time to add my own take on the situation and it is made in 4th of July celebratory colors!
This is a block that I made for a block swap I participate in, my partner asked for Red, White & Blue and I thought a tutorial might be in order!
Each square measures 4 1/8″ to get a 3.5″ block after cutting.
Top Chevron – White – 2 squares
Second Chevron – Light Blue – 4 squares
Third Chevron – Medium Blue – 4 squares
Fourth Chevron – Dark Blue – 4 squares
Fifth Chevron – Red – 2 squares
Marking pen or pencil
Sewing – (make 12 Half Square Triangles)
Step one: white and light blue, right sides together – take a 6.5″ square ruler and a marking pen/pencil and go corner to corner – see example:
Step 2: Line up your foot on the line and sew along each side with a 1/4″ seam.
|Sorry for the orientation of the pic – I had trouble rotating it 🙁|
Step 3 – Cut the squares apart on the line
Press your seams – depending on how you put your chevrons together you will want to press towards the dark or the light fabric.
Construct your chevron block:
Follow my block for constructing your finished block
Sew your rows together. Top row – press your seams left, next row down – press your seams right, next row – press your seams left, bottom row – press your seams right.
Sew your rows together – the cutting measurements above will get you a 12.5″ square block.
Remember, you don’t have to do your chevrons in so many different colors, you can use as few as 2 or as many as 5. Good luck!
Here’s where I’m linking up this week.