I paired the 8 light backgrounds with 4 mediums and 4 medium lights.
I paired the 8 darks with the remaining mediums and medium lights.
Placing right sides together, I marked the squares diagonally and sewed 1/4" away from both sides of the mark. Just like in Marny's tutorial, I chain stitched the blocks then cut on the line and pressed.
I placed the completed half square triangle blocks directly on top of the opposite values, always keeping the darkest value on top of the medium or medium light value. That way the darkest value would never be directly next to the lightest. I marked the diagonal, crossing the seam line and chain sewed on both sides of the drawn line, cut on the line and pressed.
These are 2 of the blocks with mirror images of the four values.
On to their placement...
Okay, I admit it was not what I was looking for but there must be a way to create another type of chevron!
So I staggered the blocks and continued the mid-block stagger. They are not sewn so look a little rough but the dark and light chevron emerges. With a bit more planning, some secondary patterns might also emerge...So my next question: how do I make it modern? I have some ideas but I'd appreciate any input.
Love to hear from you. Otherwise, 'till next Tuesday...