In this APQS video tutorial, you’ll learn how to quilt Chevron Sound Waves. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Take a border, break it into spaces, fill it with something simple – and you get Chevron Sound Waves! Watch the video below to see how to quilt it!
How to Quilt Chevron Sound Waves
First, you need to break your border down into smaller segments. I used a chalk pencil to mark triangles, or chevrons, all along my border. You can use a ruler if you are more comfortable with that, or you can just wing it! Starting on the left side and moving towards the right, you want to fill the triangles you just created with squiggly lines. Start small, and as you move along to the top point of the triangle, your squiggles should get taller. Then shrink them down again to finish out the triangle. Keep moving along the border to fill in each triangle with our wiggly worms. Once you reach the end, head straight up the border to fill in the top spaces with the same spaghetti lines. Head backwards along your border to fill in the negative space, creating a fun chevron look on your quilt! When you are finished, make sure to erase your chalk lines. You are left with the whisper of a triangle as your waves move down your border.
Chevron Sound Waves can be anything you want them to be!
Just because I named this border design “sound waves” doesn’t mean that is the only thing it can represent. Worms, spaghetti, or anything else you can think of is perfect! I think this border would be so fun on a juvenile quilt, with monsters or aliens or other little creatures. This border would also be really fun on a quilt with bee fabric, as it resembles honey dripping down the honeycomb.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt Chevron Sound Waves, it’s your turn to give it a try! I would love to see your version of this design. You can share pictures of your quilts with me at the Quilted Joy Facebook page, tag me on Instagram, or join the community in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse!
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