Saturday, January 17, 2015

Eye of the Modern Tutorial

Here is a super fun and easy tutorial using only half square triangles!

Eye of the Modern
36” x 48”

2.5 yards of White   includes backing
1/2yard of one print
1/2 yard of 2nd print
  ½ yard  3rd print
¼ yard 4th print for binding
¼ yard of 5th print for binding

  1.  Using the White fabric, cut 4 strips 6 ½” wide x WOF (width of fabric).
  2. Cut those strips into 6 ½” x 6 1/2” squares.   Make 24.
  3. Cut the 6 ½” squares on the diagonal making 48 HST’s.  (half square triangles)
  4. Using the first 3 prints, cut 4 of each fabric 2 ½” wide x WOF.   4 strips of each of the 3 colours for a total of 12 strips.
  5. Sew together along the WOF length, a strip of one print to a strip of 2nd print, then sew on a strip of 3rd print. 
  1. Cut sewn strip into 6 ½” squares to get 24.
  2. Cut the 6 ½” squares on the diagonal making 48 HST’s.  (half square triangles)
  3. Sew a white triangle to a coloured triangle along the diagonal.  Press and trim corners.  Make 48.
  1. Layout in the following manner.  You might find it helpful to know that rows 1, 3 and 5 are the same.   Rows 2 and 4 are the same and rows 6 and 8 are the same.
  1.  Stitch blocks together to form rows.  Stitch rows together.
  2. Quilt.
  3. Cut 2 ½” strips from remaining prints for binding.  Sew alternate pieces together. Bind.
Enjoy your fun new modern wall hanging!


Kate said...

You make it look so easy ... if only it were (for me, that is). :)
Thank you for the tutorial. It's rather amazing that this design can be created with HSTs.

Gene Black said...

Looking at the "big picture" I would never have guessed that the patterned triangles are three fabrics.
Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Kat said...

Love it and thanks for the tutorial.

Rolanda said...

Cute. It would make a neat baby quilt with a border on it. I like the 3 fabric triangles.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Very cute, very different looking.

Elizabeth Hall said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Like another person said, I would have never thought of putting three strips together for this effect. I totally love it.