Well good morning everyone, between my daughter getting up at 5am and my dear husbands snoring, here I am doing a blog post when I should be sleeping.  I’ve been meaning to do this one for a few days though, so here goes.  As usual, I have started another project before finishing others….oh well.  This quilt is actually a gift, so there is a time restriction on it and I figure I can use the leftovers for my husband’s stocking, so it has other benefits.  These squares will actually be a baby quilt when all is said and done, for a close friend who has a baby boy on the way.

I actually saw this tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company’s youtube channel.  I was looking for something different and easy because with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I wasn’t sure how much time I would really have to devote to this.

This is actually meant to be made with a jelly roll but, since I had a particular theme in mind I just got yardage and cut them into 2.5″ strips.  You sew the strips together in groups of four.

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And then you cut them into squares.

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You will then chose two different squares and lay them right sides together with the stripes going in opposite directions.

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Next you will sew a 1/4″ seam all the way around the square.

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Then you are going to want to cut the square on the diagonals.

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So you end up with 4 triangles.

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Then open them up and voila…a pretty neat square that took no time at all to make.

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Hopefully once I get all the squares done and put together I’ll remember to share again because these squares really look even better when they are all put together.

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