Chevron Progress

Slowly but surely the re-do of the jelly roll race quilt is coming together as a chevron quilt. And I like it. The goal was to use only quarter square triangles. I didn’t like the bulk in the center seam so added 1-1/2 inch strips between the triangles.

The triangles have the seams pressed open. I know you are all aghast at me for that as I preach pressing to the side. But this time it was the right thing to do.

And as I stitched I found that I could match the points with the strips better if I stitched with the pieced strip on top. However to keep the seam allowance from flipping as I stitched I had to use a stylus.

So what do you think? Are those strips too distracting? Other possibilities were to use different fabrics for the black strips and varying widths for the background strips but I took the easy way this time. How would you do this one?

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Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

7 thoughts on “Chevron Progress”

  1. I’m amazed that you could rescue this and make it into such a beauty! I just throw mine away that I don’t like!

  2. So beautifull,very well done!
    I like the big contrast from black and white.
    I think I would do,the other way,using a black part and then a white part on one line instead of doing a whole line in white and a whole line in black.
    It looks really amazing!
    The chevron is a lovely pattern and so much fun to do.
    Its nice that you have try it out,you have a wonderfull quilt!

  3. Great save! I doubt if I could have figured out how to save it. I don’t find the strips distracting. I think once you quilt it, you probably won’t even notice them.

  4. Don’t find the strips distracting, think they look really great.I think I would even try for a bright contrast to see how that would work, but then I do get a bit carried away with bright colours, sometimes to my regret. :0(

  5. Not at all distracting. If you hadn’t mentioned it, I might not even have noticed in the distance shot. Very colorful and happy quilt.

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