July 24, 2012

Chevron
Block 43 - Chevron
I'm not sure why this is called a chevron block when a traditional chevron looks more like a zigzag than a 1/4 Log Cabin block. It's probably because when it's placed on point it looks more zigzaggy. But no matter what its name, the1/4 Log Cabin is a fun variation to make!

Choose 5 fabrics with good contrast. I chose a variety of prints, marbles and hand dyes.
I cut my fabrics as they were added to the block and that's how I'll show you to do it. If I were making multiple blocks, I'd cut each strip to size ahead of time to make the piecing go faster. So for this one block, cut 1 - 2 1/2" square and the rest in 1 1/2" wide strips. Make sure they are long enough for each rung. The outer strip fabric needs to be at least 12"-13" long.
Cut your first strip 2 1/2" and sew to the side of your square. Press to the strip.
Measure this unit and cut your second strip that length. Sew it to the top and press.
Continue on in that way - measuring and cutting, sewing and pressing...


...until the block is done. (Forgot to take a picture of the last round being added. Oops!)  It will measure 6 1/2".
Here's some links:
Amish variation. Looks like they are 9" blocks. This is a scrap lover's delight!
This is a fun variation. All the "logs" are different widths. This would be a fun quilt to make!
Google: quarter log cabin block, click "images" and you'll get tons of both Modern and Traditional versions!

1 comment:

  1. I can see what you mean but it still looks pretty!

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