5" Charms Scrappy
I did several of these quilts years ago, and recently was reminded of the technique, so I'm offering you a quick tutorial on how to make them. It's very simple, and you can use up a bunch of those 5" charms you've been saving! You can do this totally scrappy, or control your color-way if you prefer. (For example, use various purple charms.) Feel free to share a link to this page with your friends!
First, decide what fabric you'll be using for your sashings. Cut a strip width-of-fabric X 8-1/2", then cut 2" strips from that.
Gather up your 5" charms, and cut them in half diagonally.
Place one half face down on the sashing piece, centering it so that the same amount extends on either end. Stitch 1/4" from edge. I used white thread so that you could see it clearly, but I would use a thread that matches the sashing as a rule.
Press away from the sashing.
Lay the second half of the charm face down on the opposite edge, and stitch it the same way.
Lay a square-up type ruler on the unit, using the 45 degree line SMACK IN THE CENTER of your sashing, corner to corner. Trim to square it up to 5-1/2" square.
This is what a trimmed unit should look like.
Four units together form an "X" and makes this a 10-1/2" unfinished block. Just sew your blocks into rows of whatever size you want your quilt to be. SO EASY!!!
This is my finished quilt! Below is the other side....
I did this side with scrappy stars... I like the way this reversible quilt turned out!!
A lighter version made by Candace:
This is the quilt CANDACE WRAGG made using my tutorial! Good job, Candace!