First I jumped right in to fussy cutting the fun text print. I wish I’d taken a picture of just the fussy cut phrases but I was so excited about making my plan work that I jumped immediately into all the quilt math to figure out how much spacing I could put between each phrase to stay within my 18″ by 18″ size requirement. I decided to have the phrases run in a diagonal stripe across the quilt and quickly had them sewn together and trimmed down to size.
As I mentioned last post, I really wanted to use the striped print for my binding but when I actually did my calculations, I wasn’t sent enough of that print to bind the whole mini quilt. I decided I’d intermix some of the black chalkboard fabric with the stripes to give me enough length. I alternated sections and put together my binding so it will be ready to go.
Now I just have to make the corner triangle to complete my 18″ by 18″ square. Yay for lots of quilt math! I’ve decided to make these corner triangle out of a square quilt block and two smaller triangles, like this:
The square blocks are going to have to finish at 5.5″ so they will be pretty small. I think I’m just going to do some scrappy stripes using multiple prints from the collection for the side triangles. So the full corner will look something like this:
I don’t know what blocks I should use for the square though. I’m thinking I’ll do a different block for each corner. Any recommendations? What is your favorite block (that would hopefully translate well to such a small size)?