Saturday 6 September 2014

And now for something different...!

The advantage of having lots of projects on the go is that you can change up what you are doing.

So when I woke too early this morning I started cutting up some of my lovely blueberry park fabric printed by my friend and bee mate Karen.

And here are all the chevron blocks I have made so far...(I didn't make all of them today)

And because I've been asked - here is how I put them together...

 Step1 Mitre the parallelograms but only stitch up to the beginning of the seam allowance on the inside edge.


Step 2 Stitch one side of the inside edge to your square (my squares are 5.75" 4.75" [edited the square size sorry for my mistake] - it works better with the parallelograms I cut using the sizzix die) all the way to your first corner - stopping a quarter inch from the end.   If you are very clever you can lift your presser foot and line up the seams ready for the next seam but I just stop, cut my threads and re-position for the adjacent side lifting the corner out of the way.

Step 3 Repeat step 2 for the other end - you want the outer end to overlap to ensure you keep those essential points on your square!  And your block is complete...

Now making the blocks like this means I will have to do more Y-seams when I'm stitching it all together but I don't mind!   Y-seams and partial seams are great skills to have in your collection and they are easier than you think - honest!

Do let me know if you make a version of this!  It is a great block to show off pretty fabrics I think.


  1. *gasp* not the 'Y' seam? I can feel ladies the world over coming over all faint at the prospect :oD Love that bundle at the top

  2. It's going to be amazing! I love these blocks but it might be one too many y seams for me! I could epp it though couldn't I?! 😉

  3. Looking good! Love Karen's fabrics in this.

  4. another gorgeous quilt in the making!

  5. The blocks are great, but the bundle itself was a thing of beauty!!!!!

  6. I am just delighted that you've written this out with lovely photos. Yippee for you!

  7. I like a Y hand for me tho'!! Very sweet blocks.

  8. They look lovely but you know what I'm going to say, don't you?!!


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