I hosted a baby shower this weekend and in typical fashion did not take a single photo of my clean house, my mini cheesecakes and homemade braided challah bread, or the cute flower arrangements scattered about– but I did snap a few of the quilt I made before it wasn’t mine any more.
It’s a fun little quilt. If you’re interested, here’s how I made it:
I bought 6 quarter yard cuts (not fat quarters, but 9″ x 44″ pieces). I cut each of those into two 4 1/2″ x 44″ strips. Then I used the 60 degree mark on my ruler to cut one of each of those strips into a bunch of equilateral triangles. I pieced the triangles into 5 strips. I cut 4 of the remaining 4 1/2″ strips to be 39″ long with 60 degree angles at each end, figured out what order I wanted all the stripes to be in, and sewed them together. I ended up with a fun zig-zaggy edge and used the last two 4 1/2″ strips of fabric I had left to make binding out of. The back took about a yard of fabric.
Easy peasy, right? The trick is getting the hang of overlapping the corners of your triangles right so that when you press them flat they line up. I should take a picture of how to do that sometime, because as I’m searching the internet I’m not finding anything helpful to link to.
It was a great excuse to venture over to the new Fancy Tiger location. I wish it didn’t take me so long to drive over there.
Then again, it’s probably a good thing it’s not too close.