Sometimes it's best to cut just what you need for each initial strip set. Cut the rest after you've constructed one set and cut accurate units from it.
42" strips refers to strips cut from selvage to selvage. Do not trim back longer strips.
Cut Setting & Corner Triangles
Let's get these out of the way so that we can use the leftover yardage for other cuts of our gold print.
- Cut four 15-3/8" x 15-3/8" squares. Cut each in half twice diagonally to make sixteen setting triangles. Two will not be used but other shapes can be cut from them. Set aside.
Cut these large triangles from fabric without slicing a 15-3/8" strip across the entire width; can be cut from two 31-1/2" wide strips.
- Cut two 8" x 8" squares. Cut each in half once diagonally to make four corner triangles. Set aside.
Black/Rust/Orange Fabric with "Capsule-like" motifs
- Cut six 2-1/2" x 42" strips
- Cut one 2-1/2" x 11" strips
Med-light Brown Print
- Cut ten 2-1/2" x 42" strips
Black Print with Med/Large Florals
- Cut five 2-1/2" x 42" strips
Remaining Gold Print
- Cut two 4-1/2" x 42" strips
- Cut two 4-1/2" x 11" strips
- Cut 2-1/2" wide strips from yardage leftover from cutting setting and corner triangles. Cut enough strips to yield forty 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles.
Make the Five-Patch Chain Quilt Blocks
- Sew a 2-1/2" x 42" "capsule" print strip lengthwise to a brown strip of the same size. Press seam allowance towards the brown strip.
- Square up one end of the strip set and cut as many 2-1/2" segments from it as possible (16 average). Repeat, making four more identical strip sets and cutting a total of 80 segments.
- Make five more strip sets, but use a 2-1/2" x 42" brown strip and a black/floral strip of the same size in each. Press seam allowance towards the brown strip. Cut 80 segments.