April Rhodes is sponsoring a giveaway HERE for a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE! Just leave a comment below by Saturday May 10 and I will randomly select one winner to get a fat quarter of this fabulous line mailed to them ASAP! United States residents only, please.
AND I HAVE A TUTORIAL! Just click Read More at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the whole gorgeous Blog Hoppin’ Gang!:
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Saturday, May 3 - Julie Herman – @jaybirdquilts
Sunday, May 4 – Erin Sobon Sundet – @sewbon
Monday, May 5 – Jenna Brand – @howtobejenna
Tuesday, May 6 – Kelli Ward – @truebias
Wednesday, May 7 – Rachel Howard – @familyeverafter
Thursday, May 8 – Delia Randall – @deliacreates
Friday, May 9 – Kelly Costas - @cutcutsew
Saturday, May 10 – Rachel Gander – @imaginegnats
Sunday, May 11 – Devon Iott – @missmake
Monday, May 12 – Mary Dugan – @marysdugan
Tuesday, May 13 – Shannon Cook – @soveryshannon
Wednesday, May 14 – Penny Layman – @sewtakeahike
Thursday, May 15 – Katie Blakesley – @swimbikequilt
This quilt features a simple quarter log cabin block. Honestly, I did not measure. I cut squares and strips and combined them so that the block would be larger than 6″ square – but I eyeballed it. I wanted there to be a fair amount of variety in each block.
Once the blocks were made, I squared them to 6″ making sure that the inset square would be square, and the borders would be equal width.
I placed my squares on my design wall and sewed diagonal rows together, attaching white triangles.
When attaching your triangles, make sure the hypotenuse (long end of the triangle) is where you want it to be – I’ve made many mistakes here!
Let’s talk about these white triangles! The side setting triangles are Half Square Triangles. The corners are Quarter Square Triangles.
In my example, the Quarter Log Cabin blocks are cut to 6″, and are thus 5 1/2″ finished. Use this formula for determining the size of your half square triangles:
From a (Finished Block Size + 7/8)” square, cut two triangles.
I snip the 1/4″ off so that my edges will line up pretty precisely with the Quarter Log Cabin blocks.
Use this formula for determining the size of your half square triangles:
From a (Finished Block Size + 1 and 1/4)” square, cut four triangles.
Once you assemble your rows and corner pieces, add a border as wide as desired. I added a 3″ strip around all four sides.