If you don’t have the amounts of fabric needed in your stash — say you don’t have 3 yards of navy or 3-3/4 yards of one fabric for the background, it would be just fine to use a bunch of different background fabrics. Or, for the navy, use one for the chain blocks, one for the 1st and 3rd blue borders and a different one for the outer border. Do whatever works for you!
Before beginning, it always helps me to make a little chart something like this and I glue a little snippet of your fabric on there to keep myself from getting confused.
This is the quilt the instructions are written for:
Here are the fabric numbers I’ll use throughout the instructions:
Fabric 1 – Background (shown as a pale peach)
Fabric 2 – Orange
Fabric 3 – Green
Fabric 4 – Gold
Fabric 5 – Navy
Instructions for today: Using Fabrics 1 and 2, make 144 half square triangles. These should measure 2-1/2″ unfinished/2″ finished. This is the most time consuming part. Don’t feel bad if you fall behind. Get as many made as you can and make more when you have free time.
Don’t complain about 144 half square triangles either! 🙂 Using Triangulations®, I made all of mine in 1-1/2 hours — start to finish! Twelve stacks of twelve.