I'm going to post a little "guide" in case some random stranger finds this and wants to make one. That's what happened to me- I found this quilt here, but she had no information. It would have saved me some time if she posted her measurements.
This quilt, made of 80 Half-square triangles, came together very quickly. I started with 10" squares which makes this a perfect way to use leftover layer cake pieces!
The City Blocks Quilt, finished size approx 36 1/2" by 46"
Ten 10" square in various prints. (I used mostly VeloCity by Jessica Hogarth for P&B textiles)
Ten 10" solids
1/3-1/2 yd contrasting solid for sashing, depending on how thick you want it. Mine was 2"
1/3 yd (about 165") of binding.
I took my ten prints and ten solids and made HST's using this ingenious method. I trimmed them all to 4.5" and then paired them up. I ended up changing the layout around a bit from what I posted here. I wanted my prints to pair up at the corners, but the previous design would have required more sashing. This way it's a bit more random, but still coordinated.
After they were all matched up, I sewed them together in blocks of four HST's and flattened the seams as Judi suggests. Then I cut up the sashing. I needed 15 8.5" by 2" pieces and 4 that were the width of the bolt. I think the original quilt probably had 1 1/2" sashing. It looks thinner to me.
I sewed the short pieces onto the block, then sewed them into rows and sewed the rows all together. The hardest part was keeping all the rows organized! I was constantly referring back to pics I had taken of the layout, and I STILL switched up two squares. Can you find them? Anyway, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I used Riley Blake Pear for the solid green sashing, but I wish I would have found something else. In my LQS it looked like the perfect color. It ended up being softer, less intense than I wanted.
I sure hope the new mama (for the fifth time- all boys!) likes it. I don't know her at all, really. But I appreciate Matt's boss and all he's done for Matt.
And now, more pics! Matt took these, so they are WAY superior to my regular pictures.
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