Pinterest has several of these cute quilts. I’ve admired them for sometime. Now that we have a grandchild on the way, I could make one!
The top of the quilt is a total of 2.25 yards; 9 colors, each 1/4 yard (no fat quarters). The back is 1 yard. For the binding you’ll need a 1/2 a yard. To cut out the triangles, cut 6 1/2″ strips from selvage to selvage, and use your 60° line on your ruler. Until you get the rhythm of the ruler, make your first triangles out of the solid fabric. Not the patterned ones. Ask me how I learned that. 🙂 If you’d like detailed instructions, here you go: http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=2132
Here’s the fabrics that Tiffany selected.
After I cut out all the triangles, I started arranging them on my design wall.
I quickly realized that moving those bias-edged triangles was going to stretch them out of shape!
Photoshop to the rescue…again! Photoshop Elements really helps with the designing. I took photos of the fabrics, cropped them to size and pasted them into the workspace. I don’t get too concerned about rough areas. This part is about being creative and getting your design thoughts on to the digital paper.
After playing with them for a while, I found I liked the diagonal motion alternating yellows & greys.
Oh, what about the edges? I forgot to cut and decide what to do with the edges. Humm…I could leave them zigzaggy and put on bias binding. Not for a baby quilt? So I added grey 1/2 triangles and the yellow binding.
I tried black, but forgot to keep a .jpg of it. Then I tried white and liked it!
And a close up of the finished quilt.
Share with me what steps you take to design a quilt.