New year – new challenge? Yes, a little bit. I always wanted to make quilt with a diagonal or on point block layout.
I decided to use my scraps or small rests of diverse fabric collections and I wanted an easy pattern. I like to work with half square triangles or hourglass blocks, but always used these in a “normal horizontal” layout. The hst got preference!
The block on the left is 6″ x 6″ finished, the same block turned 45 degrees – on point is now approx. 8,5″ x 8,5″
I had strips approx. 4,5″ wide and this determined the hst size. To be on the secure side, I cut my squares for the hst blocks 4″ x 4″, i.e. each hst is 3″ x 3″ finished and the blocks are 6″ x 6″ finished size.
The quilt is actually for a chair that the cat uses as his daytime bed. As he didn’t want to pose with the quilt, the dog got photographed instead of him.
I have quilted this piece with the walking foot in straight lines following the pattern on the diagonal and horizontal. Backing material is plain cotton calico from IKEA (extraordinary quality and price balance).
Because of the diagonal/on point block design, the quilt has turned out bigger than I wanted. But never mind – the cat won’t mind or even notice it!
And a block in detail
I have used a Kona Cotton solid in Corn Yellow with a matching thread from Mettler Quilting 40 color 500. Nearly the same yellow color as the flower with a busy bee.
Quilt size : 26″ x 51″ / Block size : 6″ x 6″
Block quantity : 28 hst / 14 side setting triangles / 4 corner settings triangles
Wadding : Bosal Acadia Premium 80% cotton / 20% polyester Autumn weight in white
Quilting thread : Gutterman Sulky Cotton 30 in variegated red/orange/pink color 4061
Happy quilting, until next time enjoy life!