Today is a dreaded, yet, necessary evil here in north Texas. It is the day I have to replace my air conditioning system. Sad day for the unit that came with the house, but this girl is super excited for a more efficient system and lowered utility bills! Oh, and not dying this summer! So Cooper, Baxter and I are ‘chillin’ (pun intended) in my office writing this post for you. I’m also excited to show y’all this quilt. I made it for my friends the Hitchings’ baby girl, Caroline. She is beyond adorable and this one was so easy but turned out like a million bucks (in my opinion).
Oh! Before I forget, I’m so excited to introduce ‘printable patterns’. These are simplified instructions that you can take to your fabric store so you won’t forget any dimensions, etc. You can even scan the QR code at the bottom of the page and it will take you right to the blog with photos, etc. I will try to back fill as many posts as possible, but know that they will be there for any new ones going forward. You can find today’s here: Charmed Triangles – Free Printable
What do ya say; let’s get started!
- 32 – 5” Squares or 1 (42 square) Colored Charm Pack
32 – 5” Squares or 1 (42 square) White on White Charm Pack
- 3 ¼ Yards Backing Fabric
- 3/8 Yards Binding Fabric (2 ¼” Strips)
- 3 ¼ Yards Cotton Batting
- Quilting Standard Notions:
Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Mat, Ruler, Seam Ripper, Machine, Thread, Iron & Board
Finished Size: ~45″x45″
I decided to use a left over layer cake and some charms from a blue, lavender, pink and gray charm pack (Jubilee by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda). As you can probably gather I was making this quilt for a baby girl so I left the blue squares out to be used for another project at a later date and I already used the lavender squares for Charli’s Layer Cake Quilt. I also used white on white yardage and cut it down to the needed 5″ squares and some fun gray on gray fabric for backing. Since I was using a remnant layer cake I also cut those down to 5″x5″ squares. Here are all of the squares once cut:
If that picture doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will (but clean cut fabric is one of my favorite things, so who knows?)
Step 1: The first thing we need to do to will be to create iron seam lines. Fold wrong sides together on the colored charm pack and press the diagonal. Likewise, fold right sides together on your white charms and press the fold as well.
Step 2: Match a colored charm to a white charm. Stitch ¼” on each side of your pressed seam diagonally. See the illustration; stitch along the dotted lines.
Step 3: Cut along the press seam using your rotary cutter and ruler. Make sure to line up tip to tip or corner to corner.
Step 4: Set seams and press open and trim your dog ears. Voila! That’s the block.
Step 5: Layout the squares into the diamond pattern pictured below. Make sure you don’t have too many of the same color ways right next to each other.
Step 6: Sew the blocks together row by row horizontally. Your front is ready for batting, backing, pinning and quilting! (Didn’t I tell you this one would go fast?! Youza!)
I can’t wait to show you what’s next!
Until then, Happy Quilting