Start with 1/2 yard each of two coordinating fabrics. Cut 8, 8-inch squares from each piece of fabric (because of seam allowances, these squares will end up being 6 inches).
Place the two squares on top of each other, right sides together, pin, and sew with a quarter-inch seam allowance.
Then (and this part feels sort of scary), cut each square sandwich on both diagonals until you have four triangles.
When you open up the triangle, it should look like this. Make sure to press the back seams open.
Now it's time to arrange the chevron pattern. Basically, what you need to do is ensure that the same pattern is always touching. Here is a picture:
Thoroughly confused? I would be too. I learn much better from videos. This is the one I used to help visualize the process. And the lady seems so sweet!
For a 30x36 blanket, you'll want to arrange five squares across and six squares down. Pin and then sew each horizontal row. After the rows are done, sew each horizontal row together to build your quilt vertically. Press and then your quilt top is done!
To finish, pin a 30x36 piece of minky fabric to your quilt top, right sides together. You'll want to pin every couple of inches because minky is, for lack of a better word, slippery. Also, I've read that a zigzag stitch is best with minky fabric. Sew all the way around, ensuring that you leave a small opening to turn the fabric right side out.
Once the fabric has been turned, press, top-stitch, and you're done!
Isn't it adorable? If you end up making a similar chevron quilt, please share pictures, I'd love to see it!