Patchwork Chevron Quilt


Hello all! I'm Jeni from In Color Order! I'm very excited to be here today to share a fun and quick lap quilt with you!

This quilt was inspired by a serious love for patchwork; it just makes everything better! I have loved working with Aneela Hoey's previous fabric collections, and a Walk in the Woods did not disappoint! I had fun showcasing the sweet prints in this quilt!



- 4 charm packs of A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey
- 2 1/2 yards of Moda Bella White 9900 97
- 5/8 yard of A Walk in the Woods 18525 13 (circles on gray) for binding
- 5 yards of A Walk in the Woods 18522 13 (birds on gray) for backing

*Note: Use 1/4" seam allowances throughout



Cutting

From Moda Bella solid:
- Cut 6 strips: 14" x width of fabric
- From those strips, cut (3) 14" squares from each, for a total of 18 squares.


Take apart your 4 charm packs. Pick out 6 squares and set them aside, you won't need them for this quilt!



Piecing 9-Patch Blocks

First we'll be piecing traditional 9-patch blocks to make the patchwork!

Grab 9 squares and arrange them in a simple 3x3 layout, making sure to get plenty of variety in prints.

Piece the squares together in each row. Press seams open.

Sew the three rows together to complete the 9-patch block.  Press seams open.

Make a total of (18) 9-patch blocks!
If you'd like to chain-piece the rows for these 9-patch blocks, you'll need to first separate your squares into two piles: 108 squares and 54 squares. Piece the 108 squares into pairs.  Now join each pair with a single square (from the other pile!).  This will give you 54 rows that can be pieced into 18 blocks!


Piecing Half-Square Triangle Blocks

Now that you've completed your 9-patch blocks, we'll be using them to make half-square triangles!

Take your 14" solid squares and draw a line diagonally from corner to corner using a ruler and pencil. Do this to all 18 squares.

Place a 9-patch block and solid square together, with your pencil marked side facing up. Pin in place.

Sew 1/4" on either side of the pencil line.

Using your rotary cutter (or scissors), cut along the pencil line, separating your half-square triangles. 

Press seams toward the solid triangle to reduce bulk. Repeat with remaining squares until you have a total of 36 half-square triangle blocks.


Finishing

Arrange your blocks, 6 rows of 6 blocks, in a chevron pattern as shown in the diagram below:

Piece your rows together, pressing seams in alternating directions.  Pin your rows together, matching up the block seams. Don't worry about the patchwork seams; they won't match up! Sew your rows together and press seams open. Your quilt top is done!

To piece your backing, first cut your backing yardage in half. Press. Carefully trim off the selvedges and sew your pieces together lengthwise. 

Now you're ready to baste and quilt! I quilted mine using a doodle-like free motion quilting pattern. I wanted something fun and whimsical to play with the sweet prints in this line! Finish off your quilt with binding made from the gray circle fabric! Yay, you're done! :)



 A cheerful lap quilt! Before washing it should measure approximately 78"x78".

Throw it in the wash for wrinkly goodness!

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Sewing! :)

Cheers,

Jeni Baker
{In Color Order}

62 comments:

Richard Healey said...

Great walk though and I love the loop quilting.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Very cute, Jeni! Genius to patchwork the zig zag!

Georgia said...

I really love this one - thankyou!

Cynthia said...

I love it, thank you! It looks so difficult, but it is so easy :)

Florence said...

I like it ! Thanks !

Remontant said...

I'd really like to make this, only with maybe one more row to make it closer to twin sized. I like the look, and I can imagine it in a nice print with a different solid for my son. He'd like the chevron, and I'd like the variety. I wonder how much more fabric I would need to make an additional row . . .

Gabriella said...

Love love this tutorial Quilt
thank you Jeni ^__*

Shawn said...

Really fun, love your snow photos!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Aster Cody said...

You it. This is one I will have to make.

aneela said...

Just perfect Jeni!! I am dazzled!!! :))

Suzanne said...

Such a smart idea! I really like the construction and appreciate all of your bright and clear photos.

QuiltedSquid said...

Adorable!

Cindy said...

Great quilt Jeni!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

so much clever pattern!
thank you!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

so much clever pattern!
thank you!

Coisas da Laura said...

Whata genious pattern!!!Thanks!!

Katie B. said...

Awesome idea, Jeni! I love it!

Jeni said...

Remontant - To add just one more row (partial zig-zag), you'd need to make 3 more 9-patch blocks, so you'd need 27 charm squares (so one extra charm pack) and another 14" inches of background fabric (1/2 yd).

To add an entire chevron (so two rows), you'd need to make 6 more 9-patch blocks, so you'd need 54 charm squares (so two extra charm packs) and another 28" inches of background fabric (7/8 yd).

Hope that helps! :)

rachel griffith said...

super cute miss jeni :)

Elsa said...

What a great tutorial! much easier than I first thought. Think I may need to make this quilt (along with so many others). Plus, I love Aneela's fabric!

Melanie said...

Love it! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous quilt, Jeni!

April said...

What a great quilt! Great job--another one to add to my list of to dos. :)

traceyjay said...

it is very cute Jeni!

bruinbr said...

I really love this! Great job!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Fabulous quilt - thank you!

Ebrecken said...

I love it. What a fun quilt!!

Poppyprint said...

I love patterns with easy components put together in clever ways. Like this one! Great tute Jeni!

LuckyLou said...

this is so cute and so clever! i think i can actually do this in a small amount of time,,you're awesome!

Deb said...

BRILLIANT!!! Absolutely Brilliant! Cannot wait to make this one!!

JustPam said...

This is beautiful. I was looking for a pattern to use for a charity quilt and this is it! Thanks!

Susie S. said...

i love it!! i have made a couple of chevron baby quilts, but this is the perfect way to make a bigger chevron quilt!

Dianne Mitzel said...

great, clear instructions, I believe I can do this..it looks so much harder than it actually is, thanks for the inspiration..

amy smart said...

I love it Jeni!! So well done - adding it to my to do list too. :)

SarahZ said...

ADORABLE! And a natural progression with the zig zag love going on everywhere!! I WILL make this quilt!

Amy said...

love this!!! I am so wanting to learn to quilt, and I think I can do this?! Although I don't even know what free motion quilting means! ha!! Thank you!

Quilt Mom said...

Love you quilt and how easy you made the piecing!
Thanks for sharing!

happy zombie said...

You are so dang clever, Jeni!!

Ramona said...

wow that looks easier than I thought at first glance. Great job and I saw it on Pinterest too!

Lindsay Conner said...

Super cute, Jeni! Love the snowy quilt shots, too.

ThirdMargaret said...

Darling quilt, thank you for the excellent instructions! You have inspired confidence!

Alicia said...

Adorable! How much white fabric would I need if I wanted to use this with 2.5 x 2.5 inch jelly rolls strips to make the nine squares? I think this would make an adorable baby blanket using the smaller strips :)

Beth said...

So, so cute. Just when I was wondering which pattern I'd use for a sweet little niece on her way, here you are with the answer. Many thanks.

Jeni said...

Alicia - That would be so cute! If you use 2.5" squares to make the 9-patch blocks, you'll only need 5/8 yd of white! Cut your white squares 6.5".

You need 162 squares of the prints, so if you cut 4 squares from each jelly roll strip you'll have enough for all your 9-patches! Your quilt will end up at about 33" square, perfectly baby sized! :)

HeHe24 said...

Jeni, if I want to use a solid as my zigzag pattern, would I cut it the same way or would I do it differently? I wouldn't need to make the patch-work squares, right? I'm very new to this, so any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Also, if I wanted my chevron zigzag pattern smaller, how would I do that?

Thank you - I love your tutorial and quilt!

Jeni said...

HeHe24 - If you wanted to use a solid or print instead of the patchwork, just cut out 14" squares of your print/solid to use along with your 14" background squares for making the half square triangles! Super quick! :)

If you'd like to make the pattern smaller, you could either make less blocks, perhaps 25 or 16 total instead of 36, or use smaller squares to make your half square triangles! For example, if you use 10" squares to make your half-square triangles, they will finish in the quilt at 9", so your quilt would be 54" square instead of 78"!

Hope that makes sense! Cheers!

Joy said...

I think I'm going to attempt to make this king sized, but with two stripes of chevron at the foot end of the quilt, and all solid the rest of the quilt. Any idea how much fabric I'll need for this project? I love the design and the fabrics you used!

Vic in NH said...

Jeni,
Thank you for the very clear pictures. I'd like to make this using historical reproduction Civil War patchwork along with Moda's Primitive Piecrust Muslin for a truly "olde time-y" look. Thanks again!
Vic in NH
victoria-carroll-parkhill.blogspot.com

Jeni said...

Joy - If we assume that a standard King quilt is 104" wide by 93" long, and you'd like to do two chevrons at the bottom of the quilt:

You'd need to make your chevrons 8 blocks wide (instead of 6 blocks in the tutorial), so you'd need a total of 32 half square triangle blocks. To make those you'll need 16 9-patch blocks, which require 144 5" charm squares and 16 14" solid squares.

The two chevron piece of the quilt would measure 52" by 104", leaving 41" of the quilt solid. If you'd like the chevron part of the quilt to be smaller, you'd need to use smaller half-square triangle blocks to create the chevrons.

So, in total you'd need 4 charm packs, 5.5 yards of solid fabric, approx 8.5 yds of backing fabric, and 3/4" yd of binding fabric.

Hope that helps! :)

Paula said...

Just finished my own Sherbet Pips quilt using your great pattern! I used Kona medium grey for the zigs! Thanks for a super fun, fast quilting pattern!

Tracy Buzzell said...

Thanks for the great pattern. How would you adjust it to make a rectangular crib quilt? Thanks!

KevinB said...

@Tracy, I made a quick baby quilt using 3 across and 4 down with a 2.5" border to finish 45" x 59" (fits a crib size bat, 45" x 60")

Brooke said...

Hi Jeni,

I have been waiting for a certain pack of charm squares to go on sale so I could order them to make this "charming" (ha!) quilt. Today was my day! I just placed my order online and I can hardly wait to get started on this cute and clever pattern. Mine will be red, white, and blue. Thanks for sharing this great idea!! I will send you a photo when I am done.

tiffanyfarhner said...

I found this on pinterest and can't wait to make it in a queen size. I couldn't imagine doing it any bigger! I feel like i'm in for a time trying to make it into a queen. Can't wait! Thanks for the awesome pattern and idea!

The Erickson Family said...

This is the pattern I've been looking for. I'd like to make it in a twin size. I see a couple people have commented on this already. If I added two entire rows (so one chevron) what size quilt would that make?

Valerie said...

I don't have 4 charm packs in the same line, but sweet, sweet.... I do have a layer cake! {grin}

Jessica & Nathan said...
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Ruthie said...

I am so disappointed in the end of this pattern:

Don't worry about the patchwork seams; they won't match up!

I don't want to spend hours assembling blocks and looking at the diagrams-which do match up!, only to be told this.
I added 1" finished strips between the background blocks in order for my seams to match up. I have lost the point of the background, but it goes with the missing points of the rest of the quilt.
It pays to read the instructions thoroughly before you purchase fabric and start a quilt.
Disappointed in Moda Bake Shop on this one!

Erin Standage said...

This was my first ever quilt. Imagine my surprise when it made a large King size and not a lap size!! 36 14" squares is ALOT. What did I miss here?

Jessica & Nathan said...

@erin, I had the same surprise! It fits a Queen easily. Biggest lap quilt ever. Very pretty design but I didn't do the math before I set to work. Too big for a couch throw like I imagined.

Erin Standage said...

WARNING: this pattern will not match up when you begin attaching the rows. What a huge letdown especially as I choose it for my first ever quilt. I didn't have the experience to know better. When you make half square triangles they have to be slightly larger so your rows match up. Not possible with charm packs. My quilt shop ladies were really frustrated with this pattern because I really couldn't have known. I have small puckers in each row in my quilt so that I could get the rows (block patterns) to match up. There was probably an alternative but when I figured out it wasn't me I had already tried to "ease" in the extra half to 3/4" I had on each row. And I'm sorry if the blocks don't match up it's just not worth it to me. So newbies beware!

Erin Standage said...

WARNING: this pattern will not match up when you begin attaching the rows. What a huge letdown especially as I choose it for my first ever quilt. I didn't have the experience to know better. When you make half square triangles they have to be slightly larger so your rows match up. Not possible with charm packs. My quilt shop ladies were really frustrated with this pattern because I really couldn't have known. I have small puckers in each row in my quilt so that I could get the rows (block patterns) to match up. There was probably an alternative but when I figured out it wasn't me I had already tried to "ease" in the extra half to 3/4" I had on each row. And I'm sorry if the blocks don't match up it's just not worth it to me. So newbies beware!