Saturday, October 18, 2014

RSC Sampler Chevrons

This one has lots of pieces.  It isn't hard, but it does take patience.
Each of the red rectangles is 2 inches by 3.5 inches.  You will need 8, mine are all different.  You will also need 16 black squares, each is 2 inches.  
You will need to sew the black squares on to the red triangles for "flip and sew" corners.  Notice that four angle to the right and four angle to the left.
Next, sew the other black squares to the bottom of each rectangle, with the angles parallel to the direction of the first seam.  Make sure everything is headed in the right direction before trimming away the extra fabric in the corners.  Pressing is going to be important later, so press the seams on the one set toward the black and the other set toward the red.
Pair and uphill and a downhill rectangle so that they angle up toward the center.
When you sew these together into pairs, the seams should nestle nicely if you have done the pressing just right.  If not, feel free to repress to help everything line up.
Now you should have 4 - 3.5 inch squares.
Sew the them into pairs to make two rows.  Press the seams on the top row to the left and the seam on the bottom row toward the right to help them nestle.

Finally, sew the two rows together to make a square.


Teresa in Music City said...

Love that block Angela!

Kate said...

This will be a fun block to make. It reminds me of some of the blocks Bonnie Hunter included in her last mystery quilt.

Nell's Quilts said...

The measurements given don't make a 6.5" square. I think there should be 12 pieces of red and 24 black squares or the red pieces should be 2" wide and the black squares should be 2" squares. Would you please check. Thanks.

Angie said...

That was fun! An interesting way to make chevrons.