Last fall we made this quilt for an auction to raise money for the floods in Houston that Riley Blake Designs did. And after that auction so many of you asked for the pattern for it. So, I finally had the chance to make another one in March with a new fabric line that just came out and I thought I would put together a quick tutorial for you to show you exactly how I made it.
Here’s exactly what you will need if you want to make one too. I love this quilt because not only is it a fast sew, but it makes a HUGE quilt (it’s 80″ by 80″). It is a great multi-use pattern!
1-10″ stacker of a fabric line (we used the Blush line from Riley Blake Designs)–32 total
1-10″ stacker of white or cream fabric–32 total
1/2 yard of binding fabric
Step #1: Take one white 10” square and one 10” fabric square and place them right sides together. Draw a line down the middle and then stitch on both sides of line using a 1/4” seam allowance. Open and press each HST.
Step #2: Take each of your matching sets half square triangle blocks and stitch them together in a large triangle . Place the first block on top of the second with right sides together and stitch using a 1/4” seam allowance.
Step #3: Open and press all quilt blocks made in step #2 and then lay them out in a layout of 4 triangles across and 8 down. (See layout below.)
Step #4: Stitch up the quilt in either rows or columns placing one triangle block on top of a second with right sides together, then press. Continue until all blocks in the rows have been sewn together. Press each row.
Step #5: After each row or column is sewn, now it’s time to stitch together each of the rows or columns. After all the rows are stitched together press entire quilt top.
Step #6: Baste and quilt your quilt as desired. Then using 2.5” strips make and bind your quilt as desired.
If you would like a PDF print out of the directions for only $1 you can find that in our shop. It’s a two page pattern with more illustrations and all the steps to keep on hand if you like printable patterns.
And you are done! I think these types of fast quilts make great gifts. And they show off fabric so well. I love quilts that you can change up the look by just using different bold or minimal fabrics.