I love chevron. Many a curtain or pillow in my house is, or at one time has been made out of chevron fabric. And I’m sure many of you remember the Chevron Baby Blanket I crocheted for my son. So it’s only natural that my second quilt would be a chevron quilt. (I guess I never blogged about my first quilt. I’ll do that in the next few days.) This quilt was relatively easy to make, thanks to the pattern calling for fabric strips instead of triangles. And since I quilted it by just stitching 1/4 inch from each seam, I had it finished in about 2 weeks. It probably would have taken less time, but you know……I’m a mom. I don’t have much free time these days.
I picked up two fat quarter bundles (5 fat quarters in each pack) with coordinating aqua and silver fabric from Hobby Lobby, as well as some plain white fabric for the background. I still needed 3 more coordinating fabrics to make the quilt the size I wanted, and luckily I had some fabric in my stash that matched perfectly.
**Here is the free pdf pattern I used.**
Once I had all my fabric cut and the blocks sewn together, I arranged the rows in an ombre´ pattern (light to dark).
Then I sewed my blocks into rows. For this pattern, your rows are diagonal instead of horizontal or vertical.
Then I sewed my rows together.
I was so happy when my quilt top was completely sewn together!
Then it was time to make my quilt sandwich and baste the three layers together. That’s a lot of safety pins!
As I mentioned before, I quilted the quilt (ha!) by stitching 1/4″ from each of the seams to accentuate the chevron pattern….and because it was easier and less time consuming than free motion quilting.
Lastly, my favorite part of quilt making — hand sewing the binding. This is the part where I can just sit and relax watching TV with my hubby, while mindlessly sewing.
I love the way it turned out, and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it. And it’s HUGE! So my hubby and I can easily snuggle under it together.
I chose a cute aqua and white polka dot fabric for the backing.
As I was taking photos, our cat, Lacey, decided the quilt would make a nice soft place to lay. Silly kitty!
Here’s the full view of the quilt. I really struggled with where to put that dark aqua stripe. And even now, I’m not sure it’s in the right spot, but there’s nothing I can do about it now!
Another regular photo bomber is my son, Grayson. See his arm? Right as I was taking this picture, he jumped over and said, “CHEESE!!!”
So, of course, I took his picture. Little cutie pie. He loves these jammies, btw. He calls them his “baby jammies” because they’re the onesie kind that babies wear. He’s standing in front of my new love. I picked up this beautiful, handmade, rustic table on my local Varage Sale page yesterday. I think Joanna Gaines would approve. My new motto for home decor is, “If I couldn’t see it on an episode of Fixer Upper, then it doesn’t belong in my house.”
Well, I hope you enjoy this free pattern, and please let me know if you have any questions!