I found this book at the library, its such a good way to use up scraps.... It is called Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth and Charlene Thode. They have a whole bunch of quilts to make with 5" scraps.
This quilt really caught my eye, I just love stars and this one has a bit of a twist to it. And they have an interesting way of putting together the blocks...
Here is one that I put together and by looking at it you would think that you have to sew together a whole bunch of half triangles but the directions she gives starts out with 5"blocks. I'll show you below...
for 1 star you need 2 dark squares and 2 light squares (5")
I'm sure you all know this part, just sew them together making half triangles, well then you cut them in half...
cut it 2 1/4 one way
then 2 and 1/4 the other way
(this is from 2 dark fabric 5 " squares and 2 light fabric 5" squares)
Thanks for the tutorial. This is so neat!ReplyDelete
I love this! And it looks so easy that even I can do it. ;o) The "half stars" that make up the border looks a bit bigger than the others? Are they also made with 5 x 5 squares or are those squares larger?ReplyDelete
:o) Ase, Stavanger, Norway