Chevron quilts using half-square triangles are one of my favorite patterns because of their simple, clean design. This pattern is also great if you need a quick project, and one that maximizes the use of your fat quarter stash.
On with the tutorial...I'm somewhat of a fabric miser, so I wanted a pattern that didn't waste any fabric and really maximized the overall size of the quilt. Trust me, there are hardly any left over scraps!
FINISHED SIZE: 40 x 48 inches (toddler quilt or oversized baby quilt/play mat)
1. Six (6) fat quarters of coordinating prints
2. 1 1/4 yards solid or small scale, light colored print
3. 1 1/2 yards backing
4. Batting 48 x 54 inches
1. Cut each fat quarter print according to the diagram below. CUT CAREFULLY, as almost every scrap will be used by the time you are done!
2. From the solid, cut 8 strips measuring 5 inches x WOF. Subcut into 60 squares measuring 5 x 5 inches.
1. Draw a diagonal line across one of the solid square and layer with one print square:
2. Sew 1/4-inch seam on both sides of the drawn line (sorry, it's a bit difficult to see the stitch lines on this picture, unless you look closely):
3. Cut along the drawn line. Fold out and press seam line. Now trim down to a 4 1/2-inch square. Be sure to line up the diagonal seam with your ruler to true up your square:
4. You should end up with two half square triangle blocks (HST).
5. Arrange your HST's like so, and sew row by row.
PREPARE THE BINDING:
1. Take all 6 of the 20-inch strips during the initial cutting phase and cut them in half -- you should now have 12 strips measuring 10 inches long.
2.Gather up another another 8 of the 2.5 x 10 inch strips that were cut in the initial phase.
3. Sew all 20 strips together to form a scrappy binding!
QUILT, BIND, ENJOY!