For those of you that would like to join in, here's the little quilt we will be making. My doll quilt measures approximately 21"x26". The blocks finish at 4 1/2".
I saw this unique block in Roberta Horton's Scrap Quilts book and thought that would be a little challenging but not too complicated.
So many quilts of this era (1890's-1910's) were set in a zig zag fashion that I thought it would be fun to do the same. I'm always a fan of 1/2 blocks too.
Other than the triangles for the sashing and a border, if you desire one, this will need no more than a few scraps.
I used pinks, black, gray, blue and browns for the larger printed section of the block. You'll need 4 for each whole block and 2 each for the half blocks. They do not need to be be the same print or color. I figured the blocks were pretty small and scrappy so I opted to keep them the same. (except in one block) Cut these squares 2".
I like to cut my background patches on a square in a square a little larger, then trim to size. That's the cutting instructions I'll be giving. I used some antique fabric that was pretty thin and I had a heck of time sewing with some of them. The small size didn't help. Cutting a little larger and trimming was key to getting a nice square.
With that said your background light can be varied. I was trying to use up as many scraps as I could.
Cut 10- 2" squares, then cut once on the diagonal to make two triangles. If you have a strip cut it 20" x 2", then cut into squares, then triangles.