Jagged Chevron Mini Quilt
Measures 20 inches x 24.5 inches
78 Half Rectangle Triangles (HRT's)
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It has been so very long since my last Mini Quilt Monday blog post! I love making mini quilts for they are a great way to experiment with fabric, color, patterns, rulers, templates etc as well as learn and practice new techniques.
This design has been on my mind for some time and is created by joining rows of Half Rectangle Triangles, then offsetting and separating each rows with a strip of fabric - sashing - to create a jagged Chevron effect. It did have to experiment with block size (and several different color combinations) and sashing width to finally get a result that I was happy with.
I have again used my Bloc-Loc Half Rectangle rulers for the job of trimming the over-sized HRT units to size, with the diagonal channel hugging the seam allowance for quick/accurate ruler placement. Over-sizing and trimming units is still my preferred sewing method so these rulers really do suit my needs. [All Bloc-Loc Rulers are now available from the Fat Quarter Shop]. This one set of rulers makes up to 14 different HRT sizes.
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton colors used:
456 Shale (grey), 479 Mediterranean (blue), 476 Grellow (yellow), and 1387 White.
My favorite part however was the quilting, and I really went to town on this one. Lots of quilting using the walking foot, with much turning of the quilt. Not any of the lines were marked, instead I used the edge of my walking foot as a guide and visually estimated the turning point. It took some time to find my quilting groove and for a while there my seam ripper was my very best friend, but after some trial and error it all fell into place.
I also matched the top thread to the color of the fabric, and added a few contrast colors for interest. I use a shorter stitch length - 3.2 as compared to my usual 4.0 stitch length - which made it easier to gauge if another stitch, or more stitches, were required prior to turning.
I would like to make Mini Quilt Monday more of a regular feature here, however I don't make any promises for this small piece took way longer than anticipated. I loved making it though so I will definitely have to make time for more small projects like this.
Thank you for stopping by,
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