Before I get started I have 2 quilts up for auction at the The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Mine are both Sue Spargo designs (used with permission, of course) made with wool and cotton. King of the Mound #4676 and Flowers in Bloom #4677. Bid high....bid often... it's for a great cause!!!
Let's get started. Please don't' hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I'm not a designer or a pattern writer so take that into account. Read all the directions first so you know where we are going with the blocks. OK? Don't stress over color choices- have fun!!
If you haven't done so already cut 12- 3 3/8 squares from your cheddar fabric.
Cut a 1 1/2" strip from shirting.
From this strip cut several 1 1/2" squares.
Cut 1- 1 7/8" strip from shirting.
From this strip cut several 1 7/8" squares, then cut them on the diagonal to get triangles
For the first block we will use 4 different prints.
From 2 different prints cut 2 -1 1/2" squares
From the other 2 prints cut 1- 1 7/8" squares then cut on the diagonal to get two triangles
Lay out your block with the print 1 1/2" squares across from each other and the printed triangles across from each other.
Build your first block like this. When assembling the triangles-square unit press toward the triangles. When adding that section to the cheddar press toward the triangles too. It will want to press toward the cheddar, but the finished block lays nicer when it's pressed out. Do what works best for you. Trim to 4 1/2" if necessary.
Put the first block on your design wall or designated layout area. Look at the next few photos. The next diagonal block needs to have the same printed 1 1/2" square. The upper diagonal block need to have the same fabric as triangles.
This is how I assembled my blocks. I worked diagonally down the quilt. If you don't have to match up any colors to the next block, chose a new print and use that. I tried to spread out the pink and indigo fabrics but there wasn't any need to stress or fret over colors. (that was the good thing about having so many browns)
Have fun sewing!!!