Chevron Log Cabin Quilt - Part 3 Turning Blocks Into A Quilt

Good morning all!  I hope everyone has finished up their 20 blocks because today is the day we turn them into a quilt top.  There are a ton of different layouts for a log cabin quilt but we are going to go with a chevron layout.  The chevron pattern, zig-zag really, is very popular right now I figured many would like it.  You are not required to put your quilt together this way.  It's all up to you, it's your quilt after all.

Turning Blocks into a Quilt


Putting the actual blocks together is really super simple even though the finished design looks pretty complicated.  You only have to flip four of your blocks after that it is just repeating the pairs over and over again.


As you can see we have 1 A and 1 B at the top and 2 A and 2 B.  That's it!  Easy right?  All you have to do is sew 1 A to 1 B to make your first pair.  You'll make one more pair and sew those two pairs together for row 1.  Then you sew 2 A to 2 B to make your second pair.  Make one more of those pairs and sew them together for row 2.  You need to make 3 row 1 sets and 2 row 2 sets.

Now comes the hard part.  Ok it's not that hard you need to sew on row 1 set to a row 2 set twice.  This should use up all your row 2 sets.  You now have 2 sets of 1 and 2 plus an extra row 1.  Sew your sets together and then sew your extra row 1 on the bottom.  That's it!  You just completed your first quilt top.  Next week we'll put a boarder on it and discuss how to quilt it.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 of Log Cabin Quilt Series

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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

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