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.
And then you cut them into squares.
You will then chose two different squares and lay them right sides together with the stripes going in opposite directions.
Next you will sew a 1/4″ seam all the way around the square.
Then you are going to want to cut the square on the diagonals.
So you end up with 4 triangles.
Then open them up and voila…a pretty neat square that took no time at all to make.
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.