That’s right, kids… I completed my first patchwork square! So psyched for this particular project as it’s a Christmas present for a member of my family who would rather be hit by a truck than read my blog (direct quote). That’s fine though as it means that I get to share it with you as I go! I learned how to do this in my sewing class last week and thought it would make a great centre square for this quilt. Also, it’s a chevron. ‘Nuff said.
Here’s a little picture tutorial of how I made it!
1. Start with 2 different squares of fabric which are the same size.
2. Place one square on top of the other and draw a line from one corner to the other.
3. Sew a line down each side of your drawn line.
4. Grab some scissors and cut down your drawn like to make 2 triangles.
5. Open your triangles out and you will see have you now have 2 squares! Trip the extra bits of the seam.
6. Piece out your design. I knew I wanted a chevron pattern before I started but you could really use these squares to make any number of different patterns.
7. I sewed my top squared together to make a point, and then did the same with the opposing bottom squares.
8. Once you have 4 squares of zigs, join them up to make one big square of zig-zags!
And there you have it! This is the centre piece for my manly, sports quilt (have I given too much away?) an the outer squares will be a simple checker. I’m quite glad I got this square out of the way first so now I can just plod along making my simple checkers.