Okay, so apparently if the pattern’s free, I can feel free to post my version of it here. And since I’m not profiting from it, I should be in the clear. At least that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. Thank you to commenter Bobbi for posting a link for a similar pattern in the comments of my previous post.
Here’s my quilt top from instructions from the quilt shop whose name and location I can’t remember. Yay for memory!
I used 2″ squares of Marmalade by Moda. These are cute but utterly useless because I don’t generally sew together a bunch of random 2″ squares. But that’s just me.
First, I sewed a top that came out to be 5 x 8 squares…let’s call it Step 1.
Step 2. Lay your ruler diagonally across the quilt top from the lower left block up to the right hand side. Depending on your perspective, count down the right-side edge from the top to the 4th block or up from the bottom edge to the 5th block, lining up your ruler from the lower outer point of the lower left block to the upper outer point of the right block. Assuming all your points meet (hahahaha!), the ruler should pass diagonally through each block.
Now, make your cut.
Step 3. You now have two pieces. See, Mrs. Emmitt, I can do math. Keeping the largest portion oriented as it is, move the piece you sliced off so that the bottom straight edge lines up with the top straight edge of your big portion. Like this…
Put your right foot in, put your right foot out. Wait, wait. Put right sides together and piece together. Like this…
Once you open it and press, you’ll wind up with this…
Step 4. Now you’ll make your second cut.
Looking at the above picture now, the top and bottom edges are all side triangles. Yes, my nickname is Captain Obvious. Place your ruler diagonally on the first full square which is between the 1st and 2nd side triangles on the top edge and extend it down to the right across the bottom full square. The last full square rests just above the first side triangle on the bottom edge. Make your cut.
You’re now back to two pieces.
Again keeping the largest portion oriented as it was when you made the cut, move the top portion over to the left and down until the two pieces look like this…
Step 5. Right sides together, sew a seam. Press open and voila!
The end product…
It’s a really easy and quick pattern and beats the heck out of having to cut and sew side triangles. Mainly because I’m not real smart at figuring out those measurements.
Check out the link above provided by Bobbi as I’m sure the directions are much (muchmuchmuch) better than mine.