Cut Setting Squares and TrianglesBlue/Neutral Print
- Cut a 10-1/2" wide strip from selvage to selvage. Square up one end, taking as little fabric off as possible, and cut (4) 10-1/2" squares from the strip.
- Cut a 10-1/2" x 22" strip. Square up one end of the strip and cut (2) 10-1/2" squares.
- Corner triangles. Cut two 8" x 8" squares from the leading edge of fabric left by cutting the shorter 10-1/2" strip. Cut each square in half once diagonally.
- Setting triangles. Cut (3) 15-3/8" squares. Cut each square in half twice diagonally. Two triangles will not be used; save for another project, marking the lengthwise grain along their longest edges.
Arrange Blocks & Setting Components
- Arrange quilt blocks, setting squares, and corner and setting triangles in diagonal rows as illustrated.
- Sew the components of each diagonal row together (leave corners off for now). Press seam allowances towards the setting squares and triangles.
- Join rows, butting seam intersections for a perfect match.
- Center and sew each corner triangle to the four corners of the quilt.
- Press the quilt.
Sew on BordersUse my straight border instructions to measure and sew borders, one at a time. If you are a beginner, don't be tempted to measure the length along quilt sides -- they will be skewed. This is your opportunity to bring the quilt into square.
- Sew the inner border from 1-3/4" wide gray-blue strips.
- Sew the outer border from 4-1/2" wide dark blue strips.
Finish the QuiltMark for quilting if necessary. Sandwich the quilt with batting and backing. Quilt by hand or machine. Trim and square-up excess edges and sew binding strips around the quilt edges.