Monday, February 1, 2016

Moda Bake Shop : Double Chevron quilt

I am happy to announce my 13th project over at the Moda Bake Shop!  Let me introduce you to ''Double Chevron''

It makes use of only ONE jelly roll (and solid yardage) for a  full size quilt!
I ended up doing chevron ''straight line'' stitching on my sewing machine for the quilting.  WOW, was that a task.  One of the most labor intensive quilting projects I have done yet.  SO much pushing and pulling of the quilt through the machine, but it was worth it in the end!
 One thing I did not share on the tutorial - was that I ended up adding a 3/4'' strip to the top and bottom of the quilt so I wouldn't lose my points when I added binding.  I am glad I ended up doing that :)




I am going to share with you today what I did with the leftovers from cutting the blocks from the Double Chevron quilt.  You will have two triangle-ish shaped strip tube sections leftover.  First, I made sure each end was trimmed off square:


Then, opened up the tubes on the short side:

Then, pressed seams in opposing directions to put together to make another full block!


You can trim them to the same size as your full size quilt and add to it to make a much larger quilt - or trim them and use them for a baby quilt!
You will be able to make 20 more blocks.  I trimmed mine to the same size as the full size quilt blocks (which is just a hair under 9'') to make a baby quilt to 'go' with the full size quilt.


I haven't gotten around to picking a backing/binding for this one yet.  I think I have enough leftovers from the full size quilt for more than half of the backing, but not quite enough.....



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