I started with a traditional double-wedding ring block from Electric Quilt. I did a ‘convert to guides’ then started drawing straight lines over the curved lines until I came up with a block that, when colored and set into a quilt, made a quilt that looked very much like a traditional double-wedding ring. I took care to make sure that the block could actually be pieced. Using this block as a starting point, designed a series of virtual quilts by adding and subtracting lines. I tried to retain the curved-appearing lines in each quilt.

Parts of the quilts are strip pieced, many have foundation pieced sections, while others are rotary cut and pieced using innovative methods. Chevron Star is strip pieced and with innovative elements.

The Chevron Star pattern is available in the September 2009 issue of American Quilter magazine (page 72).