Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today I have a quick quilt tutorial and when I say “quick” I mean it! This whole quilt top, including design time, took me 3 hours to complete.
I wanted to find a way to display the gorgeous prints which are extra large. I took my inspiration from some old Native American rugs that my mom has displayed in our home. I hope you can see my inspiration. I have borders and will be adding them…but I haven’t been able to sew the last few days.
On to the tutorial!
From each 1/2 yard you will cut one square measuring 15″ – giving you 6 squares total
From the White you will cut six squares measuring 15″
Choose four prints as your feature prints and cut four squares measuring 14.5″
A 6.5″x24″ ruler would be most helpful along with basic quilting supplies.
Start with your Half Square Triangles (because that’s all these really are – Half Square Triangles on Steroids).
Pair up your 6 white 15″ squares with your 6 print 15″ squares. Then draw your diagonal. I used my 6.5″ x 24″ ruler for this (see the picture)
Following the quilt top – lay out your rows and sew them together using a 1/4″ seam. Then you are done!
I will be adding a border in the Kona Berry – probably 2.5″ to 3″. I haven’t decided yet (I’ve got a yard to play with). I bought backing fabric yesterday – a bundle of Kona solids in the Berry CoIlorway. I am thinking of doing a color blocked back with some of the prints mixed in (it will be my first pieced back).
I think this will be Anne’s and my new picnic blanket and I am really excited about it. I hope you enjoyed this quickie quilt!
If you haven’t already make sure you go enter to win a half yard bundle of Kona Modern Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop! They are giving away a bundle to two of my lucky winners (say that 10 times fast!).
© Copyright M. Dunworth 2012. You are welcome to use this tutorial for your personal use. Please do not use this tutorial, my words or my pictures without my permission. You are welcome to link to this tutorial, but please do not take my work.