For these blocks I’m using the Northcott Stonehenge Gradations Brights – Sunglow, appropriately named too since I’m working on a sunset…
I’m keeping things simple today, the blocks are rectangular.
When I was planning today’s post I had a few ideas about the sunset I wanted on this Impressionistic art quilt. For this part I knew I had to plan my fabric placement than I had done for the beach, the grass and the sky. Having said this, if you wish a more random fabric placement in your art quilt for this part, I say do it!
Should you decide that you want to follow what I’ve done then here is the list of pieces you’ll need to cut:
1. From the medium colored fabric, you’ll need 6 strips that are 3⅞” wide. From these strips, cut 28 Half Diamond pieces.
2. From the light and dark colored fabrics, cut 2 strips that are 6¾” wide for each color. From these strips, cut 14 triangles of each color.
I hope that you were all paying attention during Monday’s post when I showed you how to use a piece of ¼” tape as we’re going to use it again today.
Remember that the tip of the triangle shouldn’t go higher that the piece of tape.
3. Sew the length of the seam and press seam open. You’ll need two sections per block.
4. Line up those dog ears perfectly then pin.
5. Once pinned sew the two sections together and press the block open. Four points are perfectly aligned in the center of your block.
For the sunset portion of the quilt you need a total of 14 blocks:
A. 6 with the medium and light fabrics
B. 6 with the medium and dark fabrics and…
C. 2 with all three, light, medium and dark fabric.
Once all your blocks are completed trim them down to 7” x 12”.
Now play with the placement of your blocks. You need 2 rows with 7 blocks per row.
The last section completed. This was all done with the help of Sew Easy Triangle Ruler 60° – 8″ x 9¼“ and the Sew Easy Half Diamond Ruler – 4½” x 14¼”.
This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: The ins and outs of curved piecing your art quilt