- Draw a diagonal line onto the wrong side of each of the 5"background squares (if you aren't familiar with making HSTs, check out this link for illustrations).
- Place each print (or colored solid) 5" square right sides together with a 5" background square and sew along each side of your diagonal line.
- Cut along the diagonal line and press each HST open. Trim each HST down to 4.5" x 4.5".
- Arrange the HSTs and 4.5" background squares randomly as desired (or use the sample layout below as a guide). This takes a little bit of work, getting things to look random is harder than you might think!
- Piece the squares into rows, then piece the rows together.
I have been meaning to write up a tutorial for this quilt for a while, and thought these Lagoon prints would be perfect opportunity to write up some quick instructions.
It's pretty simple to put together since it is just squares and half square triangles (HSTs), so if you want to make something similar this should take care of the math for you.
And that's all there is to it. This quilt is a great way to use up scraps or it works for prints or solids. To back my quilt I used this awesome Melody Miller Viewfinder print and did some big stitches to sew down the binding,
Finished size: 56" x 64"
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select
Backing: Melody Miller Viewfinders
Fabric collection: Lagoon by Rashida Coleman Hale, mixed in with a few solids
A Printable PDF of the tutorial is available here.