on how to make the chevron quilt and fabric destash

 So I kinda thought I was done popping in here, but since I've had a lot of people wondering about this chevron quilt, I thought I might be best off to write a short post about it here.

So, folks have been wondering how I made it, and if there's a tutorial.  Well, I don't know if there's a tutorial for the way I made this one, and in fact, I don't recommend my method, since it involves sewing together long strips on the bias.  Which can be a recipe for a ripply stretched out disaster:)

Edited to Add:  I was reminded of my original inspiration for this method, which was this stunning quilt.  If you read the comments, it will give you a few hints on how to use this method.  And while you're at it, you could encourage Elizabeth to write a pattern:)  I think it would sell like hot cakes!

The reason I used this method is that I liked the positioning of the seams, which is a pretty miniscule and crazy reason, and once the quilt was finished, I figured that it wouldn't have made much difference anyway.  But, if you really want to know how I did it, just google 'making chevron fabric' or something like that, and you should come up with some info.

There are two other methods for making this look though, and I definitely recommend them.  The first one would be using half square triangles, and you can find a tutorial here.  Only thing I'd change is cutting those squares bigger, like maybe 6" square, to get a look similar to my quilt.

The other method is even simpler, and you'll find it over here.  Again, I'd cut my strips wider, around 6", to get the chunkier look of my quilt.


and on a different note, I'm trying something different and destashing some fabrics in my Etsy shop.  I'll be adding a few more bundles over the next few days, so if you're looking to pad your stash a bit, these are some good deals.  and add in the 15% off coupon that I'm offering to my dear blog readers, (just type in BLUE15 in the provided spot at checkout)

and if I'm not careful I'm gonna buy this fabric back from myself:)

22 comments:

  1. I loved that chevron quilt the moment I first saw it on your blog and it's got me thinking of making one in lap size for my brother and his fiancee as a wedding gift this fall. Thanks for posting some links on how to do it. :)

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  2. your baby quilt turned out beautifully, and I especially love the stripy binding.
    just FYI: your second link does not work (for the easier chevron method)
    Thanks!
    :)

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  3. Your chevron quilt is beautiful. What a great idea to put that vibrant yellow print on the back ;)

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  4. I've come back again and again to look at this beautiful quilt, looking for seams and thinking about how you may have put it together. Thanks for the insight.

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  5. I'll miss reading your blog :(
    I loved that you were a fellow Canadian and that your talent was being recognized--you are truly gifted and I received much inspiration everytime you posted.
    thank you for the time you spent on your blog. and I do hope things are well for you now and in the future :)

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  6. This is a great quilt, just like the one you used as inspiration for it.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethancell/6364284935/in/pool-683539@N22/

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  7. Thanks for reminding me! I had momentarily forgotten about my original inspiration, but since links must not work in the comments, I'll add the link to my post:) and if you write a pattern for this method (i'm assuming you're Elizabeth) then I'd be happy to send people to you!

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  8. oh jolene - keep smiling! i love your reply :)

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  9. That chevron quilt is beautiful--I love the soft subtle colors on the front, with the yellow backing.

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  10. I love this quilt, Jolene! As soon as I saw that Lotta Jansdotter print on the back, I had to find some of that fabric to use as a backing on one of my quilts. The brass colour is hard to find, but The Fabricologist has it in stock right now! Thanks for contributing to my fabric addiction! ;)

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  11. How DO you make a chevron quit? (Sorry, I couldn't help myself... I've made that typo myself so many times. :)

    That quilt really is stunning. The simplicity of the shape and fabric is so elegant without being overly fussy. Beautifully crafted.

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    1. I make that same typo all the time! We actually nearly forgot the L when we were making the VMQG banner and if we hadn't caught the mistake in time, it would have read "Vancouver Modern Quit Guild"!

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  12. I noticed you used echo by lotta jandotter as the backing fabric, I was wondering if you were going to "destash" any of the echo fabrics? ;)

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  13. My favorite is still the basket quilt!

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  14. Thanks so much for this post!! I wanted to know how you made that quilt, but it was a "goodbye" post, so I didn't ask. I actually just bought fabric to make this for my newborn nephew and was going to wing it, but I think i'll use the crazy mom quilts method with the wider strips. Thanks!!

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  15. Thank you for the post! This IS one of my favorite quilts!!

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  16. Love the chevron quilt! I used the strip method and made a gray and white one but using 6 inches was too big... 4 1/2 inch strips worked and seemed to match the size yours are.

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  17. Miss your beautiful creations and your posts. Hope things are well in your world.

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  18. beautiful quilt. this might be a dum question but what type of fabric did you use??

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  19. I absolutely LOVE this quilt. Actually I'm kind of in love with all of your quilts! I've been a sewer ever since I was little and even though I've only made a handful of quilts in my life I deeply admire the craftsmanship that goes into each piece. Your work is amazing. I'm a sucker for a chevron print and I had to share your quilt today on my blog as my inspiration to make my daughter her own quilt. I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    http://jroxdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/modern-quilts-inspiration-wednesdays/

    Amber @ jRoxDesigns

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  20. Ok all of your quilts are fab but this one is a fave of mine. To. Die. For. I noticed the orange fabric on the back is in several of your other quilts here and there also. I fell in love with that fabric and have spent almost 2 hours on etsy, hawthorne threads and more trying to figure it out. And like you, I don't have an extra two hours! lol. anyways, I am sure you are super busy but it you know the designer and/or fabric line name (and are willing to share) it would just make my day! mahalo and aloha, malia

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  21. I am on the same search as the above commenter, in that I'm looking for that amazing yellow dandelion fabric you used for your backing. Can you give us any information on what it is called and/or where to find it.

    Thanks!

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