Before we get started I would love to give credit where credit is due by linking you to the quilt that inspired my design, but for some reason the link is no longer working! It was inspired by a detail shot from a Tokyo Quilt Festival quilt - sorry, I don't know who made it.
The block design is a variation on Boy's Nonsense I loved the name so I kept it, it's as simple as that ;)
Fabrics used are Field Study by Anna Maria Horner, Kona cotton solids and a few Art Gallery prints.
Today we'll cover fabric requirements and cutting instructions.
The fabric requirements are based on one fabric used for light value (A) one for medium (B) and one for dark (C)
In reality I used fat quarters of different fabrics for my dark and medium values and two shades of Kona white for the background. If you plan on adding borders or making your quilt larger you will need to adjust the fabric requirements accordingly.
Finished block size 10" x 10"
You will need:
- Fabric A - 5\8 yard
- Fabric B - 7\8 yard
- Fabric C - 3\4 yard
- Backing fabric - 1 1\2 yard
- Binding fabric - 1\2 yard
- Sewing supplies (rotary cutter, thread, scissors etc.)
You can make your quilt larger by adding more blocks or a border. If you are planning on making this quilt I would like you to consider adding a border, I think it would look great with this pattern!
- From fabric A cut 40 3"x 3" squares, cut on the diagonal to make 80 half square triangles.
- From fabric A cut 20 4 1\2" x 4 1\2" squares, cut on the diagonal to make 40 half square corner triangles.
- From fabric B cut 20 5 1\2" x 5 1\2" centre squares.
- From fabric B cut 20 4 1\2" x 4 1\2" squares, cut on the diagonal to make 40 half square corner triangles.
- From fabric C cut 80 2 1\2" x 5 1\2" rectangles.
My quilt consists of 10 blocks with light value corner triangles and 10 blocks with relative medium or dark value corner triangles.
|Light corner triangles.|
|Dark corner triangles.|
You could choose to make all blocks the same (medium centre square, dark rectangles for instance) or if you are like me and find it difficult to stick to just one block repeat mix it up a bit. The value repeat of the blocks with light corners provides enough contrast for a little freedom to play around with the other blocks.
|Alternating dark and light value corner triangles.|
|Same value pattern repeated.|
|Alternating, light and dark value rows.|