I saw this tutorial for a Modern Baby Chevron Quilt over at You Had Me At Bonjour.
Great way to use up scraps.
Even though I love her use of orange, I've got a lot of blues and neutrals in my stash baskets. The geometric lines of Modern Baby Chevron felt like a perfect project for a baby boy quilt.
The layout of the 3" blocks took a little bit of time to place up on the design wall.
It seemed a little bit like a jig saw puzzle.
Even though the directions said the quilt will finish at 45" X 60", at first the layout visually looked too large for a baby quilt.
A lot will be taken up in the seam allowances.
In addition to cutting 3-inch squares, the only other prep work was in making 36 half square triangles.
Kirsty gives good, detailed instructions for every step in her tutorial.
Once it's time to start sewing rows together, Kirsty suggests "breaking open a block of chocolate".
She lives in France, where chocolate must come in "blocks".
(maybe that is the real reason I felt so compelled to make this quilt)?
I put on a good DVD and have a start on the first few rows.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.