Turn simple squares into triangles which are then squares again! – and no waste!
This is a stitch ‘n flip technique that usually leaves lots of triangles for you to use up – which of course you could do in the borders but Jennie has another great idea to share with you.
Jennie has used red and green which are sort of Christmas colours; but this isn’t essential and in her workshop she has worked out how to avoid all the waste that is usually associated with the stitch/flip method of patchwork.
If you made 4 blocks such as she is holding you could put them together in the barn raising diamond format and it would be the stunning centre of a quilt.
Jennie also comes up with a variety of designs which are bound to start you thinking!
If you don’t like all that marking then the Ultimate Seam Guide may be the gadget for you – it will also work out that 3/8th’s too: and available through the shop.
And don’t waste your threadsaver either – check out what you can make with those little bits with just a bit of planning: Leaders & Enders
and Valerie called this one a Rainbow Quilt – change the small squares to be the consistant colour (i.e. in her case blue) and the background squares can then be various colours (and you don’t need to stick to plain fabrics either!)
Jennie is a world renown quilt teacher, lecturer, author of nine quilt books and numerous patterns.
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