this one took a long time to finish, because I had the urge to hand quilt it. i like always having a small quilt like this in the midst of hand quilting. i keep it in my bag by the back door, and if we're heading out somewhere i'll take it along a quilt while we drive.
i was inspired by Denyse Schmidt's "Any Way You Slice It" quilt in her first quilt book. Of course I didn't follow her instructions since I would never use templates unless it was the absolute only way to make the quilt!
so here's how i did it.
- cut a bunch of 9" squares out of crazy random fabrics.
- stack 5 (or 4) of these squares.
- make 4 cuts diagonally, making them a bit wonky
- rearrange this stack so that each fabric appears once in each block
- sew them together and square them up to your desired size (probably will be around 8"-8.5")
does that make any sense? it's very simple once you just do it. it's a common technique that's often called "Stack n Whack" or some thing like that.
you can see my hand quilting here. just free hand circles going around the center of each diamond. i used bright pink perle cotton, which made me choose this pink gingham binding. which ends up being my favorite part of this quilt.