|My King Size Quilt|
The chevron is my go to quilt for baby's as of late. Using a minimum of 8 different printed fabrics and one solid I am creating beautiful quilts. Using this old pattern with a more modern top stitching the double folded binding is turned all to the back side. What this does is give the front a cleaner modern look and doesn't cut off the ends of the chevron blocks. I have a confession- am crazy fanatical about 2 things in the quilting process 1) pressing every seam after every stitch and 2) squaring my blocks. I have reviewed several ways to do my blocks, after many different methods I now make 8 chevron squares at a time.
Placing two 9 x 9" squares right sides together place an X with erasable marker corner to corner.
|Erasable Marker Lines|
Start stitching from one corner using this line as if it is the edge of the fabric, stitch 1/4" away. When you get to the end turn it around and do the other side of this same line. Repeat in the other corner.
|1/4" Stitching on each side of the line|
|Cut into 8 at the dotted line|
Press each triangle open and square to 4" x 4"
If you square every block before putting it together everything lines up perfectly. It's such a great pleasure and feeling to create a beautiful baby quilt that will be used, washed, played with and still be around for many years after they've grown.
|Open block and press seam to the darker fabric|
Square block to 4" x 4"