Today we are going to use our Charm Squares to make a Chevron Quilt Block. This is a very popular design and you will see, that it too, is easily made from charm squares and the 9 patch layout.
WHAT YOU NEED:
DARK: 5 x 5″ squares
LIGHT: 5 x 5″ squares
- Pair the DARK and LIGHT squares and make into HST’s
NANNY TIP: use chain piecing
2. Cut the HST’s
4. Put one square aside and then trim the other 9 squares to 4.5″
5. Organise your squares:
6. Sew your 9 Patch
NANNY TIP: To match your seams and to get nice points, you will need to nest your seams AND sew just to the raw edge side of the seam line. Take a look at the photo: The needle is pointing to the point where the HST seam met the seam joining it to another pair. I am sewing toward that point but will sew just to the right of that point – about a needle width. This will mean that when I press the seam, I will retain the nice points!
7. Press and admire your Chevron Block!
That leaves us five more blocks to go!
Until next time