Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer on the Coast -- Month #3 -- Unit C

It's the first Tuesday of the month so that means it is time for another installment of the Summer on the Coast QAL!

Little Bunny Quilts

This is our last month for making blocks -- next month will be the top reveal with lots of tips on how to put your quilt together! In the mean time, let's get to making our twisting triangle blocks.

Click here to download the free pattern from Craftsy!

Baby: 24 units (1/4 yard for small triangles, 1/2 yard of large triangle color A, 1/2 yard of large triangle color B, 1/2 yard background for strips)
Throw: 36 units (1/4 yard for small triangles, 2/3 yard of large triangle color A, 2/3 yard of large triangle color B, 3/4 yard background for strips)
Twin: 80 units (2/3 yard for small triangles, 1 1/8 yards of large triangle color A, 1 1/18 yards of large triangle color B, 1 1/2 yards background for strips)

If you want to pre-cut your pieces to help reduce some trim-off waste, my recommendations for cutting is as follows:

Small triangles: Cut 4 inch squares diagonally in half once. You will need to cut 12 squares (24 triangles) for the baby size, 18 squares (36 triangles) for the throw size, and 40 squares (80 triangles) for the twin size.
Large triangles: Cut 7.75 inch squares diagonally in have twice, using two different color fabrics. You will need to cut 6 squares in each color (48 triangles total, 24 in each color) for the baby size, 9 squares in each color (72 triangles total, 36 in each color) for the throw size, and 20 triangles in each color (160 triangles total, 80 in each color) for the twin size.

NOTE: as requested by one of our participants, you CAN use charm squares in this unit. Instead of cutting 7.75 inch squares diagonally twice for your large squares, cut your charm squares in half diagonally once. This will be slightly tight, but if you are careful about your placement you should be able to use the charm squares. You can also use charm squares for your small triangles.


For each block, you will need one large triangle in each color, one small triangle, and one section of strip -- you should be able to get 4 blocks pieced with one of your WOF strips.



Start by sewing your two large triangles together. It honestly doesn't matter which color goes where, but you should be consistent through all of your blocks.


Now add your strip to your triangles. You will likely want to trim off your excess WOF strip so that it isn't in the way! I trimmed mine at an angle so that it wasted less fabric.


Finally add your small triangle and trim your block to 6.5 inches.


That was simple, right? If you haven't joined in yet, there is still time! Don't forget to share pictures in the Flickr group!

Click here to download the free pattern from Craftsy!

2 comments:

  1. I wasn't able to follow along on this project, but I'm looking forward to the reveal next month.

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  2. I see that you have used your background in two places on this block. How critical is it to use background on this block and where is the best place? I have about 39 inches left of background so I could use it for one of the big triangles or the small ones, but I'd have to get really creative to use it on the strip. What's your recommendation?

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