This little quilt is so fun to make…not to mention a great scrap-buster. I figured I better come up with a better name than Coral + Triangles (naming is not my forte remember?)…but a little bit pink with some bright scrappy edges? Sweet n’ Sassy it is.
Here is a quickie pattern if you want to make one. It finishes at 38″ x 44″.
Keep in mind that I don’t leave room for squaring up these half square triangles…so if you like to square up your blocks (there’s a good tutorial here), start with 4″ squares instead.
|40 squares 3-7/8″ each. In my quilt I used 7 colors, and 6 squares of each color…repeating some of the same prints.|
(I used white + aqua):
|40 squares 3-7/8″ each. Or use a 1/2 yard, and cut the 1/2 yard into 4 strips 3 -7/8″, then sub-cut the strips each into 10 squares 3- 7/8″ x 3 -7/8″.|
|Inner border fabric:||1/4 yard. Cut into 4 strips 2″ x width of fabric.|
|Outer border fabric:||3/4 yard. Cut 2 strips 4- 1/2″, and 2 strips 7- 1/2″.|
|Backing:||1 -1/2 yard, non-directional print.|
|Binding:||3/8 yard. Cut into 5 strips 2- 1/2″ x width of fabric.|
1. Draw a pencil line on the wrong side of each print square. Place a background and print square right side together, and sew a scant 1/4″ from the line on each side. Trim along the pencil line. Press seams gently towards the print or open. I starch the heck out of mine while I press…you’ll be glad later!
2. Trim off the seam corners with scissors or a rotary cutter. If your squares are un-even or not all of the same size, square them up to the same size (approx. 3- 1/2″, but it’s OK if you need to square them up smaller). Repeat until you’ve made 80 half square triangles.
3. Arrange the half square triangles in 10 rows of 8 blocks each, matching colors together as desired. Sew the blocks together into rows, press seams of row 1 to the right, row 2 to the left, row 3 to the right, and so on.
4. Sew the rows together, press seams in either direction or open.
5. Measure each side of the quilt center, take the average if the two numbers differ, and trim an inner border strip to that length. Pin and sew the inner border strip on each side, press out. Repeat with the top and bottom inner border.
6. Measure each side of the quilt and cut an outer border 4 -1/2″ strip and a 7 -1/2″ strip to that length. Sew the 4 -1/2″ strip to the left and the 7 -1/2″ strip to the right. Press out. Repeat with the top and bottom border, using the 4- 1/2″ strip at the top.
7. Press out and done! If you need help finishing your quilt there is a PDF you can download here.
This quickie-pattern was a late night, too much soda, Netflix watching and writing at the same time kind of afterthought… so proceed with caution and happy quilting! 😉