This is a 2 color project so gather up some fabric - I can't exactly tell you how much since I modified the directions I found in an old book and I've just been winging my project so far. I know, kinda useless info but I trust you can deal with it.
We are going to start by making "strata" or strip sets. For the sake of the example, lets cut 4 of each which would be a total of 16 strips. You can make wider strata if your cutting board can accommodate the later steps, just remember to work in even numbers of pairs.
- From the dark fabric cut an even number of 4" and 3.25" strips.
- From the light fabric cut an even number of 4" and 3.25" strips.
- 4" light strips are piled with the 3.25" dark
- 4" dark strips are piled with the 3.25" light
Repeat with pile #2, still pressing towards the dark. I find it's best to put all the wider selvages together on the same end, making it easier to trim later. Each strata will consist of 8 strips.
The original directions had a template to trace and attach to a clear ruler but I was keen enough to notice that the template was pretty much the same as my Companion Angle (CA) ruler. woohoo.
Repeat for pile/strata #2 centering over the light fabrics.
|I use the large number 2 on each side of the ruler to center it in the light space|
Remember how I said that you should make the strata in even numbered pairs? I learned the hard way by making a strata with just 3 pairs that the first and last chunks don't fit together so I made another pair, cut it into 4.75" sections and sewed it between the 2 pieces, allowing me to cut 2 more triangles.
I'm betting you can guess the rest of the process: you've made 2 "opposite" triangles so you'll need to pair opposite triangles, match the seams and sew them together. Just to be consistent, I then pressed towards the side with 2 dark pieces. Trim the dog ears.
All that's left is to lay out the blocks in straight or on-point rows and you've got a quick and easy quilt. If you decide to go with the on-point layout, like I am, I've using the half block triangles as setting triangles for the top and bottom edges of the quilt (see the first photo above) and I used the CA to cut setting triangles from the border fabric for the sides.
Please feel free to let me know if you have questions on anything...