- Block size is 8 inches finished (8.5 with seam allowances)
- Blocks will be set 6 x 8
Strips are cut 2.5 x width of fabric and you’ll need 48 strips – I’m starting with a Jelly Roll with 40 strips and adding 8 additional strips from stash.
Sew two strips with good contrast together and press to the darker strip – each strip set will yield two blocks.
I’m using an Omnigrid quarter square triangle ruler. Since the ruler was sliding around a bit on me when I made my test blocks, I bought some of the Dritz grippy dots at Joann’s last month.
To sew them, you can lay out your triangles like the block ….
But I like to sew with the straight edge under my needle rather than the skinny edge …
So, I lay my 8 triangles like this and just fold that top one down on the side triangle and I don’t have to do a lot of twisting of my pieces – it also keeps me from sewing the wrong side of the triangle!
Sew two halves together
My finished top
My finished quilt
How about a RWB version?
- Quilt Size = 60×76
- Block size 8 inches finished (8.5 inches with seam allowances)
- Inner border is cut 2 inches
- Outer border is cut 4.5 inches
To make 24 RED blocks and 24 BLUE blocks you will need
- (48) background ( white, cream, beige) 2.5 inch strips x width of fabric
- (24) RED 2.5 inch strips x width of fabric
- (24) BLUE 2.5 inch strips x width of fabric
EQ estimates that you will need 1/2 yard of the red for the inner border and 1.5 yards of a blue for the outer border and binding …. THESE ARE UNTESTED amounts and assumes the borders are pieced – check the math yourself if you have a limited amount of fabric!