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Layne’s Quilt

After baby Layne was born, our original plan for me to go and visit got pushed back so for the last four months I have been dreaming about holding, kissing, and smooching him all over…and that’s when the idea popped into my head to make him a quilt.  Although I won’t get to see him much as I would like to over the years, hopefully he will always know that he is loved.  After tossing around different quilt pattern ideas, I finally decided on the Chevron pattern.  It’s classic, clean, and works well for a little boy quilt.  🙂
Here’s how to make a Chevron quilt without piecing together all of those triangles! 

First, select your fabrics.

You will need:
– 9 quarter yards (not fat quarters) of coordinating print fabric
– 1 3/4 yards of solid fabric
– 1/2 yard for binding
– 2 1/2 yards backing fabric
– batting and thread

Cut 2 strips 3″ wide x width of fabric from one of the print fabrics.
Cut 2 strips 3″ wide x width of fabric from the solid fabric.

Sew together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Press toward the grey.
Cut into 5.5″ squares – you will need 14 blocks for each row. Each strip should yield at least 7 blocks.
Layout as shown here using all 9 of the fabrics.
Now it is time to assemble the quilt top.
Since your quilt squares are set on point, you will be assembling your quilt top on the diagonal.
Join the blocks to make strips, then join the strips together as shown.
Now the quilt top should look like this….
Cut off the extra points to make the quilt edge straight…
and your quilt top is finished!
The quilt top measures approximately 46″ x 61″.
Quilt it using a twin sized matting, bind it, and you are finished!

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