Earlier today I posted a beautiful scrappy quilt designed and made by Squares and Triangles. Below is the photo of that quilt.
She created this quilt using the EZ Dresden Ruler and I will demonstrate how you can make your own! You will of course need The EZ Dresden Ruler shown below.
I am using two MODA Charm Packs from FatQuarterShop.com
I have made some little video clips to demonstrate how to do this. Sophie decided she needed to get in the picture so there is a bit of a break between one and two, but I think you will pick it right up.
If you are making a scrappy quilt, gather up your bits and cut yourself some 5" squares. Light in one pile and medium and darks in another. You will need four of your light 5 inch charms and four of your medium or dark 5 inch charms. This will make 2 blocks that will measure 8.5" when complete and will finish in your quilt top at 8".
To square up your blocks you will lay your block as shown below, line your ruler up with the outside squares and trim off the excess with your rotary cutter as shown. Each block should square up to 4.5".
There is very little waste with these blocks, you can see the tiny bit of trimmings below. I line my ruler on the outside edge of the pinked edge of the charm square.
Now sew the top two blocks together and the bottom two blocks together and then press them with the seam going in opposite directions. Now stitch your top two blocks to the bottom two blocks and press your seam open. Should look like below.
I am playing on the design wall with some blocks today...Love the Fall Harvest feel of these fabrics.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! We are giving away the EZ Dresden Ruler this month as our Monthly Quilt Tool giveaway. Just leave a comment below or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sisterofthedivide to be entered into the drawing. There is nothing to purchase.