Remember my gorgeous pile of Madrona Road scraps? Would you believe they became a twin sized quilt?
I’ve been playing with my chevrons from back here. And I found that once I had them pieced and the seam allowance factored out, they were just too squished together. The gorgeous prints didn’t ‘pop’ like I had hoped. They kind of became a jumbled mess. So I ripped them apart and sewed 1.5″ sashing to every chevron. The difference is amazing. I wrote up a little tutorial for this so you don’t have to sew a TON of sashing onto your easy chevrons. So, let’s get started, shall we?
For this quilt, you are going to need:
35 matching pairs of 5″ charm squares (I’m using Madrona Road. It will arrive in my shop in just a few weeks! So.Excited.)
3 yards-ish of your favorite solid (mine is white – can you tell?)
thread in the same color as your solid
normal sewing necessities like scissors, sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, iron and ironing board etc)
From your solid fabric cut 70 5″x 6.25″ rectangles. I did this by cutting 5″ strips and then sub-cutting those at the 6.25″ mark.
Then cut 6 6.5″ strips and 6 2.5″ strips. Set these aside for sashing and borders at the end.
Mark your 5″ charms with a line diagonally from corner to corner, just as you would for half square triangles
All right, are we all together? This is my first time using pictures with words on them. What do you think? Is it easier to follow along?
Please notice that you will need to trim 1.25″ off of the chevrons that you choose for the positions marked 1-5 in order for your chevrons to line up like they do in this quilt.
At this point I highly recommend taking a picture (or three) of your layout. It can help you spot when colors are bunched and when you decide you like it, you can always pick up your blocks and put them back together again without all of the fuss or rearranging again.
I sewed mine together in strips (like you see on the right) and then sashed them with the 2.5″ strips of my solid. For the borders, measure each side (Right and Left) of your quilt. Average the two numbers and create 2 border strips that length. Attach. Measure top and bottom, average the two numbers. Create 2 border strips that length. Attach. Baste, Quilt, and Bind as desired!