Monday, June 4, 2012

Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Chevron Fly

Hey all! Thanks so much for joining me for my stop on Jane's Desperate Housewife's Quilt and in case you missed it (or this is your first time here) my giveaway for Heather's Blogger's Choice Bundle is still open here (until June 7th)!

So, what is going on here you might be wondering? Well, Jane of QuiltJane is posting one tutorial a week for 50 weeks for an 8" finished block, as well she's invited other bloggers to contribute a tutorial for a block for each of those 50 weeks for a grand total of 100 blocks! It's pretty fun!

So this is my week - week 48 - and I've got an original block tutorial for you! I'm calling this little baby Chevron Fly and I really hope you like it!

Alright, you ready? Let's go!!!


- 8 print squares, two of each print, measuring 2x2"
- 8 solid squares (I used Kona Charcoal), measuring 2x2"
- 1.5x8.5" solid strip
- 5.5x8.5" solid rectangle

Notes: All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise specified. Press seams in between each step.

 Making the HSTs:

-Draw a line diagonally from point to point on the wrong side of two matching printed squares.

-Pin a print square, right sides together, with a solid square and sew 1/4" away on either side of the diagonal line. Repeat with other matching print square and a solid square.

-Using your rotary cutter or a pair of scissors cut each square into two triangular pieces using the original line that you drew as your guide.

-Open up each HST and press the centre seam open. Trim each block if necessary to 1.5x1.5" square and cut off the little nubbins that are jutting out.

-Line up your four matching HSTs as shown in the picture above.

-Sew the top two blocks and bottom two blocks together as shown above. Join together to form the finished chevron.

-Repeat the above steps with your remaining printed and solid squares.


-Sew the four chevron units together to form a long strip.

-Line up your solid strip, chevron strip, and solid rectangle as shown above and sew together.

And you're done! I hope you like my Chevron Fly block and be sure to check out the rest of the block's over at Jane's blog!

If you're on Flickr please be sure to add a picture of your completed block to the Desperate Housewife's Quilt group, and also to my own Tutorials and Patterns group over there!

Block Title: Chevron Fly
Desperate Housewife's Quilt Week 48
Finished Size: 8"


  1. Great tutorial--easy to understand! Thanks!


    I am giving you a link to my block. Thanks for the tutorial. I linked your tutorial up with my blog, and the Desperate Housewife's Quilt also.
    I was kind of bummed when I did go to the link, and did not see a linky button on her site. but I will go and look at the different blocks, is there a block that you liked best out of all of them? I don't think I have time to look through all of them.