Did you know that the "Chevron" design is also called "Herringbone"? This amazing zig-zag pattern can be found in ancient Grecian pottery dating from 1800 B. C. and even though it sounds like a long time ago, today the classic pattern continues to make a great presence in fashion, film, corporate graphics, and of course quilting.
Inspired on the organic and modern "Gathered" collection, we will be learning how to make a chevron pillow top using strips sets made of Always & Always Luminance (Fabric A) and Aerial Clay (Fabric B).
The first step is to cut your strips, eight (8) width of fabric x 2 1/2" strips from fabric A and six (6) width of fabric x 2 1/2" strips from fabric B.
Then make two strip sets: A - B - A - B- A - B - A.
Subcut 2 1/2" strips from the strip sets using the 30 degree guide from the ruler. Make sure that if the strips from the first block are cut to the left, the strips from the second block are cut in the opposite direction.
Take one strip from one side, and one from the other side. Place them one next to the other and align them so the prints match.
Join the strips and press you piece. Then trim the top and the bottom to get a 20 1/2" x 20 1/2" square for a pillow top.
What do you think of this technique? Do you enjoy strip piecing or are you a HST lover? Comment below!
Happy strip-piecing! :)