Block 43 - ChevronI decided this week we need some more log cabin variations in the quilt! The Chevron is just 1/4 of the log cabin block and it is pieced very similarly, making it go fast and easy. You can use it in a straight set or on point - either setting shows this block with a different character. Try turning the blocks different directions for even more variations.
|Choose 5 fabrics, making sure you have enough contrast between each one so the "logs" will show up properly.|
|Determine what fabric you want to be the starting point and cut a wonky square no smaller than 2 1/2".|
|First, sew a wedge to the right of the wonky square. Press to the wedge. Trim the top of the square so the wedge is straight for sewing the next wedge. Sew the next wedge to the top and press.|
|This shows trimming the the wedge so it's straight for the next round of wedges.|
|Keep adding the wedges in this manner.|
|As you're adding, make sure they are wide enough to give you a block big enough when done. You might have to add a 5th round of "logs" if you cut them too narrow.|
|Square up the block to 6 1/2".|