Here's a link for a free pretty Forties Chevron quilt pattern. It's an easy one-block design, with just a large (4 7/8") half-square triangle, then cleverly arranged to form chevron design.
I grabbed up some of my scraps, and started a little baby quilt for my niece. Here's what I've got so far. (I only had pink solid on hand, so mine is a variation of the pattern. It's too hard for me to wait when I'm in the mood to sew!)