Tutorial – Twin Size Rainbow Chevron Quilt
It is time to share another tutorial and today I have one from Leedle Deedle Quilts. Called the Rainbow Chevron quilt, here it is offered in a twin size. I am just drawn to rainbow colors – they always make me smile. The colors in this range from red, red-orange, orange, yellow, lime green, green, and finally blue. You offset each color with your background fabric, or in this case, white. This quilt is a little different than the other rainbow quilts out there.
Twin Rainbow Chevron
So, what makes up this quilt? Have you ever made a flying geese block? If you have, you have all the experience you need. Here is a little preview of how the two separate parts of the block are made:
Leigh suggests sewing on the diagonal line, drawn from corner to corner. Perhaps you might want to save the discard triangle to use in a different project. ~smile~ These add up! After you add the second square and press the two flying geese pieces, they will resemble this:
These two pieces mirror each other, which you can easily see above. You would then sew a seam joining these two pieces together. Here is the finished block:
Leigh says you need 98 chevrons to make the twin size quilt. Add a 3.5″ sash between each row.
Twin Chevron Fabric Needed:
5 – fat eighths of each of the 7 colors
6.25 yards white for chevrons, sashing, and borders (you will have leftover)
The quilt will end measuring approximately 66.5″ x 90.5″.
You could easily bust your scraps out for this quilt. I could see this done is just a two color palette as well, and it would look beautiful. What do you think? Have I tempted you to give this a try? Maybe in a smaller size . . . like say for a baby quilt . . . hmmm. ~smile~
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