Ready for part 9? If you are just checking into the blog today, don’t forget to see my Super SEW Sunday post where I described part 8. These were 2 simple steps so I decided to post them on the same day.
Step 1: Cut your fabric into two, 5.5 x 5.5″ squares. If you’d like to have all four corners from a different fabric, simply cut these from four different fabrics. Again, there are math formulas for exact cuts, but I just look at what my main block is and decrease the size by 1/2 inch. Since I had 6″ blocks, I cut these new blocks for the corners as a 5.5 x 5.5″ square.
Step 3: Take one of your triangles over to the ironing board.
Step 4: Fold triangle in half and press. You want to see a visible crease down the center. This helps with your placement in step 5.
Step 5: Right sides together, place triangle on top of one of the corners of your quilt. Pin. The crease you made in step 4 will help you to match the center with the center seam in the pinwheel. **Note: Your triangle will be larger than the quilt block. This is ok! You’ll trim it later. 😉
Step 6: Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew corner triangle to quilt. Repeat steps for the other 3 corners. Press all seams on all 4 corners.
Step 7: Square up and trim all excess fabric.
You are done with the center portion of the quilt top! WOW! What do you think? Do you love what you are doing? I hope you’ve had fun!
We still have 2 borders to put on the quilt and then the quilt top will be finished. I made this a small lap quilt since it will just go over the corner of my bench. It is also a good size for a baby quilt or a wall hanging. But these techniques are perfect for making any size quilt!