The block has quite a few pieces but is very easy to put together. I used my Tri Rec rulers, if you don't have them the AccuQuilt die Triangles in Square 2" will work, or you can download my templates here.
I used a bundle of 2-1/2" pre-cut strips plus some additional yardage of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg.
Fabric requirements for this 42" x 54" quilt:
Each block is 12-1/2" square unfinished
Quilt uses 12 blocks
- 1 jelly roll of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels
- 1-5/8 yd of #120-42924 Creme
- 1-1/4 yd of #120-42921 Pink
- 1-3/4 yd Backing piece, I used muslin
- Batting, I used Warm & Natural
You will use two 2-1/2" strips in colors of your choice to make your block. You can get 2 blocks out of these 2 strips if you use the cutting info below for one and then switch the colors for the next.
For example this block shows a pink center, cut all the pieces and then cut another, reversing the colors to a teal center. If you want more variety there are enough strips to make blocks by just choosing 2 colors.
- Pink - one 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" and 6 - triangles
- Teal - two 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" and 4 - triangles
- Creme - four 2-1/2" squares, four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2", two 1-1/2" x 12-1/2" and 20 side triangles
When you cut the side triangles, be sure and keep the strip doubled with wrong sides together so you will get mirrored images....one for each side of the pink triangle. Use the 2-1/2" line on the template.
If you use the Tri-Rec be sure and cut the little corner piece, it will help you match your pieces.
I used the pink for a 3" border and the binding, which I cut 2-1/2" wide.
You can really see on this diagram where I reversed the order of the color of fabrics....for example see the green/yellow block? One has the yellow in the center and the other has the green in the center.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Now, how about a giveaway?!?
One lucky person will receive this beautiful strip set of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg that Fabri-Quilt is giving away. Head over to Connie's blog to help her name her quilt and see how you can enter to win the bundle!