Tutorial – Lap Size Patchwork Chevron Quilt
Today’s tutorial is a lap size chevron quilt (Paty, this is for you!) made from patchwork pieces. It was featured in the Moda Bake Shop and was designed by Jeni Baker. This pattern consists of nine-patch blocks converted to half-square triangles and then laid out in the chevron pattern. The quilt is a good size lap quilt at 78″ x 78″. It bugs me to have a square quilt, so I would add a border to the top and bottom. That would easily make it perfect for a twin size bed at 78″ x 90″.
Here is another color palate for the patchwork, yet the crisp white contrast remains.
Patchwork Chevron beauty:
Also interesting to me is that they are quilted completely differently. While the first offers a series of loops and squiggles, the second one follows the lineal lines of the pattern. Which do you prefer?
To make the 78″ x 78″ quilt, you will need:
– 4 charm packs
– 2.5 yards of Moda Bella White
– 5/8 yard for binding
– 5 yards for backing
Once you have all your supplies, you basically make nine-patch blocks. Who doesn’t love them?! We do! You will need to make 18 nine-patch blocks.
You then turn these little patchwork marvels into HSTs by adding a 14″ white square, right side together, sewing 1/4″ on both sides of a diagonal line. Press them open and you will end up with 36 patchwork HST blocks.
Jeni’s layout is six blocks by six blocks. Lay them out in the chevron pattern, sew each row and the all the rows together. The possibilities are endless as far as the color combinations you use. You could make rainbow shaded patchwork blocks with red/orange, yellow/green, and blue/purple together in each section. Gray or black in place of the white would be nice as well. Have I tempted or inspired you to add this to your to-do list?
Paty – we think this might be a good application for the special quilt you’d like for Kennedy. This would showcase your mom’s fabric well and we could easily replicate some Hawaiian prints for your dad’s representation. Obviously, we haven’t seen the actual fabric . . . but we haven’t forgotten your request at all!
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