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If you like chevrons, you'll LOVE drunken chevrons! AND, no curved piecing involved!
This block is super simple, and lots of fun to make and in the end will make a stunning quilt! For my entire 54 x 58" quilt, I used (39) 10" fabric squares and 1 1/4 yd. of the 'chevron' fabric in total plus about 4 yds for a quilt backing and 1/2 yd for the binding. You can see more of the layout, etc. at the blog post linked below. It can also be scrap friendly!

Posted by Kelli Fannin Quilt Designs from Stockton, California, United States • Published See Kelli Fannin Quilt Designs's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using your 7" dessert plate (mine was 6 3/4") trace a circle onto your 8" fabric square using a frixion pen and cut out. (I was making multiples so traced them onto a larger piece of fabric.)

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once you have your circle and your 10" square of background fabric, fold each one in quarters. Fold the 10" square with the right side on the outside. Fold the circle with the wrong side on the outside. Mark the folded points to give you the center of each. Don't worry if it's super exact. It's a "drunken" chevron after all, and there are no matching points. :)

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once both of the midpoints are marked, (the 10" square on the right side, and the circle on the wrong side), apply glue to the wrong side of the edge of the circle. Match the midpoints and press down into place onto the 10" square.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once your midpoint marks are matched up and the circle is pressed into place onto the 10" square, set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch, or stitch of your choice and stitch circle down around it's edge.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 5
    Step 5

    Press block flat, then separate the two layers inside the stitched circle area. Make a tiny snip in the back layer, being careful not to cut any part of the front circle. Snip out the excess fabric.

    Bonus: save the excess circles that you're trimming out for another project!

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press block flat and cut it into quarters.

    **I used several different 10" squares so that I could mix and match when putting the blocks together.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 7
    Step 7

    Rearrange the quarters into this quilt block.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Drunken Chevron Quilt Block - Step 8
    Step 8

    Visit the blog post linked below to see more of my finished quilt.

    Thanks for visiting!! :) xx

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