Friday, 22 January 2016

Just Because

On January 1st I decided I needed to make a project, just because I could.  I get so busy making projects for others, I neglect my own sewing.

This Chevron quilt was the result of a little selfish sewing.

Start with forty 2 1/2" strips of "Me + You" batik by Hoffman (or any other fabric you like.)  Set eight aside for the binding.  I found a little over two metres of background that looked like it would work. Cut the background into assorted strips ranging in size from 1 1/2" to 4" wide.  I didn't want to match seams so this was my solution.

Piece a background strip to each of the original 2 1/2" wide strips. Cut half right side up, half right side down, so that mirror image blocks are created.  Line the 60 degree line on the ruler up on the edge of the strip, cut six inch wedges.

Half leaning one way, half leaning the other.  if you don't have enough at the end of the strip for a complete wedge, save it to fit in at the top or bottom of strip segments.

Sew the wedges that are leaning the same way into long sets as shown below.  Overlap the segments at the 1/4" mark when sewing together so that you get a straight edge.

Press the seams however you want.  Remember, nothing has to match.

Fit the partial blocks in at the top of the sets, where they will be trimmed to a straight edge.

Make five pairs of sets, trimming each pair at the top. The length doesn't matter.  Just keep adding to each set till you run out of fabric.  Sew the five pairs together and trim the bottom edge.

I quilted this one with a variegated thread mimicking the chevron with a wavy line.

Linking up with Finish It up Friday!


  1. i like the skinny strips and the angles you used in this! and good for you for doing some of your own work for yourself, just because. =)

  2. cool, looks like it would work up great with scraps too

  3. I do like the effect you have created with the variety of widths. It works so well and looks great.

  4. Nice quilt! We do tend to forget to make something for ourselves.

  5. Well finally! Nice to have one just for you