Forty Shades of Chevron

If you wonder where the name for this quilt came from; my sister turned forty and loves chevron. Two weeks before her birthday I came up with the idea to add a quilt to her other birthday present. My first idea was to design a simple black and white colour scheme. As this turned out to become to basic I added some grey. This lightened the design but it still needed something extra so I added a row of light blue. Together with the different designs of the fabrics it creates a friendly fresh modern quilt.
There are several ways you can make chevron quilts. Because I had only two weeks to complete the whole quilt, and making half square triangles is a bit more time consuming, I made this quilt with rectangles. In my opinion the fabric designs I choose also works better with the rectangle technique, as does the minimalistic colour choice.
So all in all I’m very pleased with the result and my sister is very happy with the quilt. And so are her pets (two cats and a dog). Although they are not allowed to, they keep on sneaking on the sofa to lay on the quilt. Wow, how’s that for a compliment huh!


  1. Brittany - 17/08/2016 reply

    Seeing this has helped me make my mind up on what colors to use for my son’s nursery, he is due this December! Absolutely beautiful! Grey, navy and mint with every pattern you need?

    • Thank you for your compliment, great that my design helped you with the colour choice for your son’s nursery. For more colour combinations inspiration you can always have a look at my colour palettes on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Kind wishes to you Brittany, have a great time!

  2. Ann DeGrassi - 27/12/2017 reply

    I am making the chevron quilt and just cannot find a good fabric that equates to the charcoal with white stars. Can you possibly point me in the right direction? Thanks so much:)

  3. Hi Stacey,
    My granddaughter has chosen your chevron quilt. I have gathered mist of the fabrics I’ll use, but would love to know the size quilt you made and the size of rectangles. I’m hoping to make hers about 75×90. And would like the same number of color rows as your quilt. If you have since written a pattern for this quilt, I’d love to buy it!

    • Hi Mel,

      How lovely to hear your granddaughter chose my quilt design!
      You’ll receive my chevron quilt pattern for free if you sign up for my newsletter.
      Have a look here please:
      The pattern includes a chart with all the amounts and measurements for quilts in throw size and up to king size.

      Have lots of fun sewing!

      Kind wishes,

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