This is a very simple block pattern shared with you by Valerie Nesbitt, which uses very little feature fabric – bundles of Fat 1/8th’s are fine – and then you could always raid your stash.
Valerie guides you through the making of a 12 inch single block. You can then use this to create a small 9 block quilt. Or you can also make a 16 block quilt as Valerie did with the Lipari set of fabrics from Oakshott.
To create the half-square triangle units Valerie shows you two methods; The first uses the 4″ Thangles. These are simple to use on the 4.5 inch strips because you just sew on the dotted lines and then cut on the solid lines. The second method again uses 4.5 inch strips of fabric and the EZ Angle triangle template, but do pay attention when sewing your seam allowance on this.
Both these methods are using the same size strip of fabric that you want for the centre square – so no maths!
You can then add sashing of your choice – Valerie chose to add corner stones to give her two quilts a modern look.
The scrap version was made with a 9 inch block and no sashing – so another design option for you.
While the Lipari range of fabrics are no longer available from Oakshott fabrics, they still have a wide range of colours and packs that you could choose – as you only need Fat 1/8ths! – so take a look .
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’. She founded Creative Quilting, a quilt quilt shop in Hampton Court, where she still teaches to this day.
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