Here’s the EQ drawing for our stash project:
Here’s my quilt:
You can lay you blocks out dark/light/dark/light (according to the outer color) or you can just put them together any way that suits you. If you have a design wall, put them up and look at them to be sure you don’t have clumps of lights and clumps of darks together. It always helps me to take a digital photo and then look at the block layout on my computer screen.
My quilt needed to be a bit longer because it’s going to an orphanage and they like for them to be about 60″ x 80″ so I added a gold strip to the top and bottom. I quilted it using free motion feathers as shown by Dawn Ramirez (pajama quilter). I highly recommend her DVD and workbook.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Play around with you blocks and look at your stash. What fabric do you want to use for your setting triangles? Say you want to use green but you don’t have enough of any one fabric. You’ll need just a bit over one yard. Mix and match some greens to make it work.
- The second border is where I have gold. You will need less than 1/2 yard for that (unless you add the top and bottom outer strips like I did).
- What do you want for your outer border (where I used purple)? Again, use several fabrics if you don’t have enough of one. You’ll need a little over a yard for the border and if you want to bind using that same fabric, you’ll need a bit over 1/2 yard for the binding.
So, do you know what fabrics you want to use for the setting triangles and the outer border? You need to make four more blocks just like the others. These will be used for the corner blocks. From your outer border fabric (purple) cut 4 – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle. From your setting triangle fabric (where I used green), cut 4 – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles, 8 – 2″ x 7″ strips and 4 – 2″ x 8-1/2″ strips. Make those four blocks and in a day or so, we’ll talk about cutting the setting triangles.