Recently, I decided to sew a baby quilt for a first-time mom at my church. I did this project using only fabric and supplies from my stash. I chose two shades of pink, one shade of teal, and one floral print for this project.

HST squares

I looked to Pinterest for design inspiration, and decided to go with a chevron layout. Each of my blocks are 7×7 inches, I decided to create a 6×8 block design.  I then used Google drawings to create my lay-out.

6x8 Chevron Quilt pattern.jpgI realized I needed to learn how to sew Half-Square Triangles (HST). I found an amazing tutorial on how to sew eight blocks at a time from Blossom Heart Quilts. After that, I ironed my pieces and flattened the seam allowance toward the floral print side of my square. Then I cut off the excess fabric hanging off my square. I placed all my squares on my floor in order of the pattern, and I began sewing the rows together one by one.

Chevron layout.jpg

After I had my quilt top sewed together, I layered the batting in between the top and backing, I  pinned this all together and sewed the binding on. For my binding, I cut my backing two inches wider than the quilt top on all sides. Then I folded it over twice and stitched it.

Zig-zag topstitch

I followed up with a straight stitch to quilt the layers together using a zig-zag method to follow the chevron print.

Chevron quilt back

I’m happy with the results. What do you think?

Chevron Rocking Chair

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