Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Strip Quilt Secrets, technique 2

The second technique in my new book STRIP QUILT SECRETS is all about how to make triangles from strips. Once I learned this technique, I never looked back! I will NEVER make triangles from squares again. No trimming, no over sizing, no waste...what's not to love about that?

This fun little quilt has a secondary design where the pieced sashing meets at the cornerstones. I love adding pieced sashing for just that reason. It's so much fun to create designs where the sashing meets between the blocks. You can see the nine patches in purple between each block.


This quilt is a simple set of sister's choice blocks set in rows. I chose to alternate the light and dark in each block to create a bit of a checkerboard effect. I had never seen this block using alternating color placement so I wanted to see what would happen. I like the effect.


This quilt uses simple strip sets (from chapter one) for the 4 patches and again for the double four patches. I love setting simple blocks on point for a bit more interest. I also chose to alternate the triangles in each row from light to dark to create the row effect. I wonder what it would look like if the light and dark triangles were alternated in a checkerboard effect like in Aunt Elsie? Hmmm, I might have to try that.

Enjoy every stitch!

Sorry for the lousy photos, but C&T sent me the photos in pdf format and life is too short for me to spend another hour trying to figure out how to convert them to jpegs. So I am using snapshops taken on my design wall. PLEASE don't comment with how to do it...I've tried everything, with various forms of failure, for more hours than I would like to admit, and I choose to not spend one more minute wasting my life. Thank you!


  1. The photos look just fine! And the quilts even better!!

  2. These posts are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing glimpses of your techniques.


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