Monday, October 1, 2012

Chevron Toddler Quilt Tutorial and Giveaway!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

Chevron quilts using half-square triangles are one of my favorite patterns because of their simple, clean design.  This pattern is also great if you need a quick project, and one that maximizes the use of your fat quarter stash. 

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

BUT, first things first.  Since I have enough FQ's left over to make up another quilt, I thought I'd offer it up for grabs.  This giveaway is for 6 fat quarters from Lizzy House's Hello Pilgrim collection, the same ones used in this quilt.  There are a couple of ways to win: (1) follow this blog, and leave a comment on this post letting me know; and/or (2) put the word out on your own blogs or facebook/twitter accounts linking back to this post and leave a second comment on this post telling me you did so.  The winner will be announced next Sunday 10/7, so you'll have until midnight of the 6th to enter the giveaway!  Sorry, the giveaway has closed!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

On with the tutorial...I'm somewhat of a fabric miser, so I wanted a pattern that didn't waste any fabric and really maximized the overall size of the quilt.  Trust me, there are hardly any left over scraps! 

FINISHED SIZE: 40 x 48 inches (toddler quilt or oversized baby quilt/play mat)

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:
1. Six (6) fat quarters of coordinating prints
2. 1 1/4 yards solid or small scale, light colored print
3. 1 1/2 yards backing
4. Batting 48 x 54 inches

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut each fat quarter print according to the diagram below.  CUT CAREFULLY, as almost every scrap will be used by the time you are done!

Chevron Toddler Quilt Tutorial - Step 1

2.  From the solid, cut 8 strips measuring 5 inches x WOF. Subcut into 60 squares measuring 5 x 5 inches.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Draw a diagonal line across one of the solid square and layer with one print square:

ZigZag Tut 1

2. Sew 1/4-inch seam on both sides of the drawn line (sorry, it's a bit difficult to see the stitch lines on this picture, unless you look closely):

ZigZag Tut 2

3. Cut along the drawn line. Fold out and press seam line.  Now trim down to a 4 1/2-inch square. Be sure to line up the diagonal seam with your ruler to true up your square:

ZigZag Tut 4

4. You should end up with two half square triangle blocks (HST).

ZigZag Tut 3

5. Arrange your HST's like so, and sew row by row.

Chevrons in Hello, Pilgrim

PREPARE THE BINDING:
1. Take all 6 of the 20-inch strips during the initial cutting phase and cut them in half -- you should now have 12 strips measuring 10 inches long.
2.Gather up another another 8 of the 2.5 x 10 inch strips that were cut in the initial phase.
3. Sew all 20 strips together to form a scrappy binding!

QUILT, BIND, ENJOY!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

10 comments:

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Ok, I am following you now! Love the tutorial! Draw the line method is my favorite!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I facebooked, tweeted and G+'d your post :)

Emma said...

Lovely fabrics :) I've become a follower

meredith said...

I just followed & found your site through craftsy b/c of this beautiful quilt! I left a comment there telling you how much I loved the fabrics, so I'm thrilled at the opportunity to win them! This will be a perfect quilt for my friend's newly adopted baby! Thnx for the great tut! Your quilting is gorgeous & you've inspired me (in general) & to take that class! Thnx again! Best wishes :)

KWQuilts said...

I'm following you on your blog and on Craftsy. Your chevron quilt is beautiful - thanks for the opportunity to win the fabrics.

Theresa said...

really love the quilt and the quilting!... I'm taking the same class and was lucky enough to see your quilt..

thanks for sharing!

Theresa

Marisa Prince said...

I am following you, found you on Etsy. Lovely work and tutorial.

Marisa Prince said...

I shared on my FB too!

meredith said...

Hi Lihn!

I saw that I won this giveaway! I also just learned from another site that my google+ was a no reply (which I had no idea!) I think I've fixed the problem...?? I hope it's not too late! I'd love to play with the chevron quilt & great Lizzy House fabric! In case my google+ isn't fixed, you can reach me at barknfrogs@yahoo.com Happy new year!
Meredith :) Oh & p.s. very excited about your long arm services!! I have a quilt top that is almost complete - queen/king- ish & I was dreading the quilting process! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith! I LOVE the Lizzy House fabric too! How did your large quilt top turn out??
-Suzie