CutieQ Cards n Crafts – Chevron Quilt Part 2
Posted August 26, 2015on:
Chevron Quilt Part 1
Progress on this quilt is a lot slower than I’d like to admit. Ideally, this quilt should come together quickly. It’s finding the time to get it done that is proving to be difficult. I am determined to get this quilt completed before the weather starts to cool off. Plus, posting progress on the blog gives me a bit of accountability.
Ok.. so here we go..
When we last left off, I was cutting fabric into triangles. I finished that and began arranging the triangles into the chevron pattern I love so much.
I laid out the entire quilt. It gave me an idea of how big the quilt might be and how many triangles I really needed to create the quilt.
Then, I started putting the half-square triangles together.
After sewing them together, I took them to the ironing board to set the seam on press it flat…
I learned a very important lesson from doing this…
The final half-square triangles are smaller than the original square! Ok.. maybe I should have known this, but I didn’t. On the left is the 5in square I created all the triangles with. On the right is the completed half-square triangle that is now a 4.5in square.
It changes things. My original layout of the quilt showed how big the quilt will approximately be. Now, I might have to add extra rows and columns to make it the size I desire.
Good thing I have a lot of extra triangles to play with.
I have to finish sewing all the half-square triangles together before I can decide if I need more. I’m hoping at the next update, I’ll have a better idea of what I’m doing!