Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Chevron, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm very excited to be sharing a modern patchwork quilt tutorial with you today, the Patchwork Chevron! I had a lot of fun working on this quilt!  It features giant patchwork half-square triangles and finishes up at 78"x78".

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on Moda Bake Shop.

Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Chevron, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This quilt was inspired by a serious love for patchwork; it just makes everything better! I have loved working with Aneela Hoey's previous fabric collections, and a Walk in the Woods did not disappoint! I had fun showcasing the sweet prints in this quilt!

Sewing Level: Intermediate

Materials:
- 4 charm packs or (162) 5" squares*
- 2 1/2 yards background fabric
- 5/8 yard of binding fabric
- 5 yards of backing fabric
- 2.5 yards of 90" wide cotton batting

*If using fat quarters, you'll need 14 fat quarters, cutting (12) 5" squares from each.

Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless noted
WOF = Width of Fabric (42" for this pattern)

Cutting
From background fabric:
- Cut (6) strips, 14" x WOF
- Subcut (3) 14" squares from each strip for a total of 18 squares.

Take apart your 4 charm packs. Pick out 6 squares and set them aside, you won't need them for this quilt!

1. First we'll be piecing traditional 9-patch blocks to make the patchwork! Grab 9 squares and arrange them in a simple 3x3 layout, making sure to get plenty of variety in prints.

2. Piece the squares together in each row. Press seams open.

3. Sew the three rows together to complete the 9-patch block.  Press seams open.

4. Make a total of (18) 9-patch blocks!


If you'd like to chain-piece the rows for these 9-patch blocks, you'll need to first separate your squares into two piles: 108 squares and 54 squares. Piece the 108 squares into pairs.  Now join each pair with a single square (from the other pile!).  This will give you 54 rows that can be pieced into 18 blocks!

5. Now that you've completed your 9-patch blocks, we'll be using them to make half-square triangles! Take your 14" solid squares and draw a line diagonally from corner to corner using a ruler and pencil. Do this to all 18 squares.

6. Place a 9-patch block and solid square together, with your pencil marked side facing up. Pin in place.

7. Sew 1/4" on either side of the pencil line.

8. Using your rotary cutter (or scissors), cut along the pencil line, separating your half-square triangles. 

9. Press seams toward the solid triangle to reduce bulk. Repeat with remaining squares until you have a total of 36 half-square triangle blocks.

Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
10. Arrange your blocks in 6 rows of 6 blocks, in a chevron pattern as shown in the diagram above.

11. Piece your rows together, pressing seams in alternating directions.  Pin your rows together, matching up the block seams. Don't worry about the patchwork seams; they won't match up! Sew your rows together and press seams open. Your quilt top is done!

12. To piece your backing, first cut your backing yardage in half. Press. Carefully trim off the selvedges and sew your pieces together lengthwise. 


13. Baste, Quilt, and Bind!  I quilted mine using a doodle-like free motion quilting pattern. I wanted something fun and whimsical to play with the sweet prints in this line!

Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Chevron, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I took all of these photos in the snow around our apartment! We had about a foot and a half of snow and it was about 10 degrees! Good thing they were worth it!

Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Chevron, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Aneela Quilts!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Had to take a photo of all my quilts using Aneela's fabrics together! The bottom is Sherbet Pips Patchwork Quilt, then Little Apples Sparkling Cider Quilt, and A Walk in the Woods Patchwork Chevron on top!

Enjoy!

61 comments :

dorie said...

I like this quilt a lot. It looks like someone drew zig zag lines with whiteout over that patchwork. In a good way!

LT said...

What a great pattern! Thanks for coming up with it and sharing it!

aneela said...

Ha ha!! I just mentioned that you now have a quilt from each of my lines over on twitter :) Glad to see a little bit of the snowy woods in your pics (good job you didn't come across a fox though :o)
Love your quilt!!!!

Debbie said...

Darling quilt. Love the pic of your 3 quilts stacked!

Katie B said...

Jeni! I love this quilt. I'm definitely putting it on my "to make" list!

Michael Wurm Jr said...

jeni - this is fantastic. i just love it! chevron is my favorite these days. and what a great opportunity to work with moda! this is all just fantastic!!

Faith Jones said...

Jeni that is awesome! Congratulations!

Kelsey said...

This looks awesome!! Love the chevrons :)

Cheryl said...

I love this design, it is a great way to use charm packs!

Paskiaq said...

Love it...definitely on my to do list! :)

Liz Jimenez said...

Well done, Jeni, it's beautiful!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Great tutorial Jeni, congratulations! The pictures are amazing!! I love the stacked quilts :)

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. I am going to go check it out. Have fun with your snow. We have never had more than 3 inches on the ground here in Central Michigan.

cauchy09 said...

what a lovely design! congrats, J!

Megan said...

Jeni, I love this!! I almost didn't click on the link because it looked like it would be so difficult but I'm so glad I did. I'm dying to make this now. You are awesome!
Thanks so much!

Jessie Fincham said...

what a lovely design Jeni, fantastic job! x

Nicole said...

Beautiful design! And a great choice of fabrics. The red really pops!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cute quilt!

Heather D. said...

Love this! Have it bookmarked. :)

Anna said...

beautiful jeni, you're amazing!

Elsa said...

Just saw the tutorial and love it! I've got a baby to make for ~ she isn't born yet and we are all so excited to have a baby girl in the family! I've got to get going on it, my daughter is expecting soon!

Jennie P. said...

What a beautiful job you did. It's gorgeous. :)

kitty said...

Lovely quilt, Jeni, and a great tutorial! What about George, has he been out in the snow yet?

goletagirlwendy said...

Great quilt, thank you for the tutorial. It is on my list to do now.

Terri said...

this is really amazing, I just love your photos to.

Katy Cameron said...

Love that you got to take a walk in the woods just to photograph this in the snow, and the quilt looks fab

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and I'm excited to make it!

Alli said...

Your tutorial is fantastic -- I'm always looking for things to do with charm squares! :)

Lasso the Moon said...

I love a great chevron! And yours is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
I just added your blog to my favorite things Jan '12 list. Thanks for all you do to make this blog a great place to visit!
Anna

Amy - The Fabricologist said...

Your quilt is all over my pinterest! Lots of people pinning it! I'm so excited that I get to say I was one of the cool people and got to see it last week. I'm guilty of awesomeness by association.

Tennjenny said...

I love it!!

Richard Healey said...

Looks great.

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Gina said...

I love your quilt!! And the while stack of quilts using Aneela's fabric!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your quilt! Thanks so much for the tut on it. I am heading over to MBS now. Thanks again!

Jacey said...

It's lovely! How exciting to be featured in the Bake Shop!

Lynne said...

Congratulations on being a featured quilter.

Tina in Boston said...

What a great idea! So beautiful! How did u quilt it?

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Great quilt Jeni!

Bloom said...

What a fantastic quilt Jeni! Such clever (and quick!) construction. Genius!

Adele said...

i LOVE this quilt and I LOVE the tutorial on Moda Bake Shop..... you rock! Thanks.

Eva said...

Really beautiful and such a great and clever pattern! :-) The fabric is adorable, too and I hope to be able to try this with some pretty charms some time!

Lisa H said...

Thanks for the inspiration - I have a 1/2 yard of the entire 'Walk in the Woods' collection. I fell in love with this fabric and purchased it without any idea what I would do with it, but knew I had to have it, so thank you because now I know!

Cindy said...

Jeni, you did an awesome job on the quilt. It is now added to my 2012 to make list.

Sharon T said...

Love, love, love! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I can't wait to make mine.

VickiT said...

Beautiful quilt. I realy love the fabrics you've used. So pretty.

Staci said...

This is fabulous! I've got to make this! In fact, I just hunted down 4 charm packs of Sunkissed and ordered it as soon as I read the fabric requirements! I can't wait to get started!

RizhikHouse said...

Very beautiful fabrics and excellent quilt!

Amanda Jean said...

it's just beautiful, Jeni! nice quilt design and nice photos!

Laura said...

hey jeni was just finishing up this quilt. its an awesome pattern:) i used the ruby line. was curious if i did something wrong or what, when i started sewing the rows together the squares in the blocks didn't match up. Is right or did i do something weird:( the block matched great tho.

Leah said...

Love this design - soooo quick to make and so striking. Thanks for sharing it - I whipped one up on the weekend.

sarah said...

Really like this! Great fabric choice, it's gorgeous.

Abby said...

Thanks for this amazing tutorial! I actually used your design to make my very first quilt... and I just finished it! :)

Unknown said...

I love this quilt; but am new to sewing and was wondering how to downsize it to make a baby quilt like 40x40?

WPBMOMMY1 said...

I followed your tutorial to make my entry into the Iron Quilter contest!!

Stef Ha said...

Thank you for sharing this super cute pattern!! I used it as inspiration for a baby quilt and love it so much, I'd like to do a queen size ombré-ish pattern for my bed.... But hand quilting is all I've ever done. What kind of machine do you use/recommend?? I dig the doodle pattern!!

Unknown said...

I am totally flummoxed!!!! Love the pattern, love the idea. What a great way to use up my pre-cut scraps in the smaller sizes!!!! Then I tried drawing it on my Quilt Pro software and the fabric squares don't line up. The blocks do but not the fabric squares themselves. Your drawing of the placements show alignment, at the peaks and valleys is where it starts, though when I enlarged the quilt itself, it appears the fabric squares don't line up there. What am I doing wrong; what am I not seeing?

Jeni Baker said...

The don't line up exactly, it's because some of the patchwork gets eaten up into the seam allowance of the HST.

Unknown said...

OK, so my drawing wasn't wrong and your drawing is misleading. Not really being critical but I think a warning that this would happen would be appreciated in the instructions. I've spent the better part of the weekend trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. I'm still interested in the pattern, just gonna have to reconcile my OCD tendencies a bit. lollllll Thank you.

Jeni Baker said...

It was not meant to be misleading. At the time of this post (now nearly four years ago), I had very little experience in drawing diagrams. I did my best with the skills I had at the time. I've updated the post with a more accurate diagram.

Unknown said...

Understand.....that's why I spent so much time this weekend trying to make sure I'd done it right. lolllll Thank you, again, I do enjoy the pattern and am looking forward to giving it a try.

Anonymous said...

I ended up flipping the blocks around. No chevrons anymore but it's still cute. Thank you for walking us through it! I appreciated the tutorial.
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