Remember those pretty Sandi Henderson fat quarters? I couldn't resist starting something new using a couple of them paired with some linen. I cut them into 22" long strips, alternated the cotton with the linen and sewed the strips together, making two separate sets of pieced strip units (only one set is shown below). For each set, I cut a variety of strip widths and then mixed them up. Fun, right?
|Sizes for my strips range from 1" to 3" wide (both for the cotton strips and for the linen ones).|
Next, I cut each set into varying width strips, this time on a 45 degree angle (with the direction of the 45 degree angle reversed on the second set). By using one strip from each set (so the angles are mirror imaged), those strips can be sewn together to make chevrons.
Pretty easy way to turn those simple strips into chevrons and I'm loving the results!
All this fun has reminded of other projects I've made using chevrons - a doll quilt (including a tutorial here), a wall hanging and a table runner.
|Piecing chevrons this way is easy - it's the pressing that's a bit tricky as linen is more fluid than the quilting cotton.|
I'm not done yet with this idea (as you can see), but I'm having a lot of fun working with such Spring-y colours. I've also made some progress on one of the items on my FAL list, worked on some pattern drafting and placed an order for some much needed interfacing (for some pattern testing to come!) so my week is off to a good start. How's your week so far?