Block 48 - Chevron ZigzagI can't believe we haven't done this chevron block yet! This is very popular in Modern quilting right now. There are many cute quilts that incorporate this block - and some are made completely of this block and are wonderful! (Click here to see one!) It reminds me of Charlie Brown's shirt!
|I went with three colors, but you could easily to two colors.|
From the orange, cut:
2 - 4 1/4" squares. Cut each in half on both diagonals to make 8 quarter-square triangles (we only need 6).
2 - 2 3/8" squares. Cut in half on one diagonal to make 4 half-square triangles.
From both the gray AND blue, cut:
1 - 4 1/4" squares. Cut each in half on both diagonals to make 4 quarter-square triangles (we only need 3).
1 - 2 3/8" squares. Cut in half on one diagonal to make 2 half-square triangles.
|Lay out your triangles as shown in a reasonable facsimile of the block.|
|Pin and sew the next triangle on, offsetting it again. Press.|
|To add the small triangles, line up the points on the outside and sew. No need to offset these. Press.|
|Once the 4 rows are sewn, join them together. Pinning helps so you can make sure not to cut off the points of each triangle. This is another block that tests the accuracy of your 1/4" seam allowance! When done, your block will be 6 1/2" square.|