Trim the Quilt Blocks
- Place your square ruler on top of a block. Align its top and right edges 1/4" past the upper left and upper right corner "tips" of the inner block -- your goal is to square up the block, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance past those inner block tips. You'll need to twist the ruler around a bit to get the right "fit."
- When you feel the block is aligned, trim along the right and top edges.
- Turn the block around and do the same on the remaining untrimmed edges. Repeat to trim all blocks.
You now have two quilt blocks with interiors that tilt one way and two that tilt in the opposite directions.
Assemble the Quilt
- Arrange the blocks in two rows as shown above, placing vertical sashing strips between them and along outer edges. Sew sashing to blocks in each row. Press seam allowances towards the sashing.
- Sew horizontal sashing units together as shown, separating them with sashing squares. Press seam allowances towards the squares.
- Sew the quilt together, placing a horizontal sashing unit between rows and at the top and bottom of the quilt. Press seams towards sashing units.
Finish the QuiltMark the quilt top for quilting if desired. I used meander and straight-line machine quilting, so did not need to mark. Make the quilt sandwich with the quilt top, batting and backing. Baste and quilt.