Project Design Team Wednesday~Peak Hour Quilt

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Hi I’m Tam of Sew Dang Cute.
I’m excited to be here today sharing with you my
Chevron Peak Hour Quilt.
I absolutely LOVE the new fabric line Peak Hour! It’s so cute and the colors are perfect for my son’s nursery.
Did you know that Riley Blake Designs has a free quilting pattern for almost every fabric line they release?
Isn’t that awesome?! I’ve wanted to make a chevron quilt for a long time, so when I saw this Vintage Chic pattern, I knew it would be perfect!
I printed it off and the directions were very easy to follow.
What I really love about this quilt, is you don’t have to sew on a diagonal.
The technique used is PURE GENIUS!!!
First you cut up all your 5” squares. Then on the wrong side of one of your squares (I chose to do this on my patterned fabric), place a ruler from corner to corner and draw a line.
Since I did white every other chevron row, I used a white square as my fabric combination for the half triangle block. So take a 5” square of white and place it right sides together with the patterned 5” square you just drew the line on.
Sew 1/4” on each side of the line.
Cut along the line.
Unfold and voila! You have two squares done, just like that!!!
Isn’t that the coolest thing?
Now repeat for the remaining 166 squares and refer to the quilt photo on the quilt pattern for block placement.
Disclaimer: – I realized that to get this quilt done in time for this post, I would need to drop it off at the quilter’s on March 24th. The lady who does the quilting is only in town from 10-11 am on Saturday mornings.
When did I realize this….um Friday, March 23rd.
So Friday night I am sewing like a madwoman to get this quilt top done. However, at 3 am I still haven’t finished. I can’t see straight so I head to bed, only to resume sewing at 7 am. Did I mention my husband was out of town and now I had the assistance of my 4 kids (ages 6 and under)?
In my crazy rush to get this done (I was out the door at 10:52 am), I did not look at the quilt top properly and only later in the day as I was editing pictures, did I notice this…
The top 3 white rows are not the correct chevron pattern. I goofed up big time. I was sick about it, but thanks to all the wonderful comments on Facebook about it, I now feel much better. It’s a “design element” and my “Amish quilt”.
The quilting was done by Wendy of Eagle Mountain Quilting and I LOVE it! She has so many amazing patterns to choose from. I chose cars and arrows.
Here is the back:
Isn’t it so fun? Even though it’s not perfect, I love it and it goes perfectly in my son’s room.
Thanks so much for letting me visit today. I hope you will all come over to Sew Dang Cute Crafts and say “hi”!
Thanks Tam! 
I think it looks FANTASTIC! 
Sometimes the "Mistakes" turn out the best:) 
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Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. I think it is just adorable and didn't see that change as a mistake at all. It adds an element of change that looks good. Love this fabric line and all things Riley Blake!
    by Laurie
    April 04th, 2012 at 1:45 p.m.
  2. Love it! I took my baby quilt in last week and to the shop where a girl picks them up to quilt. I just happened to show it to the shop lady and she said, "um...did you know you put this part backwards?" Shesh! I rushed home and fixed it and brought it back so it would be quilted in time to give at the baby shower Saturday! It happens! ;)
    by Gayle
    April 04th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
  3. I would call it a design element too. It actually took me a few to figure out what was wrong with it, must be the design, it fools the eye :)
    by Kate Brown
    April 04th, 2012 at 8:10 p.m.
  4. TAM! I love it. Simply awesome!
    by Becky @ Ucreate
    April 04th, 2012 at 10:33 p.m.
  5. I've been looking for a quilt pattern for my grandkids and this is definitely a keeper. Love it
    by Anne
    April 05th, 2012 at 5:52 a.m.
  6. I think I actually like the top rows even better. Gives the white blocks an "on point" look....more interesting than parallel even!
    by Teresa
    April 05th, 2012 at 7:43 a.m.
  7. This is an adorable quilt; I love the bright colors!
    by Cheri Oggy
    April 05th, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
  8. Love it!
    by simplesimonandco
    April 06th, 2012 at 12:04 a.m.
  9. It looks great no matter what! I never even noticed.
    by Jamie Lee
    April 06th, 2012 at 7:26 p.m.
  10. nice work keep it up thank you for sharing
    by joon
    April 09th, 2012 at 4:09 a.m.
  11. I left a message for you but it disappeared so I will try again. I have several fat quarters of Peak Hour. Does one fat quarter complete a row of Chevron stripes? How much white do I need to do the quilt this way instead of the pattern from Riley Blake. Love this quilt. June
    by June
    April 21st, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
  12. I love this fabric. Your quilt is adorable. I will be making this for sure. I didn't even notice the 'error'. Love your son's room. Fantastic job!
    by Auntie Pami
    May 11th, 2012 at 10 a.m.
  13. That is adorable. And I didn't even notice the "design uniqueness" until you pointed it out. Just gives the quilt character and the quilt is absolutely a one of a kind.
    by Stephannie
    November 02nd, 2012 at 10:49 a.m.
  14. Love it.
    by BJ
    November 03rd, 2012 at 7:11 p.m.
  15. So clever that you sew the squares together first. Seems so easy now.
    by Elzanne
    June 23rd, 2013 at 5:19 a.m.
  16. Luv, Luv your quilt..Didn't even notice your mistake...Looks great...
    by Chris
    July 14th, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.
  17. I literally had to focus on where the error was and it took me about 5 minutes to figure it out. Looks awesome and so, so cute!
    by Alicia
    August 24th, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.
  18. Love, love, love the quilt! The tip on how to construct the chevron stripe is GENIUS! Thank you-
    by Pam
    February 13th, 2014 at 6:43 a.m.
  19. Thank you so much for the ideas for the square/triangle. I'm making an ombre herringbone like yours & I've completed all of the pieces and now ready to sew the rows. Easy to understand instructions and I do think it made the process much easier. Thanks again!
    by Melissa Fritcher
    October 26th, 2015 at 4:22 p.m.

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