Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tetris Quilt How-tos

Here are some quick tips on making the Tetris quilt (especially for Riley!).

  • Each block has a light triangle, two mediums and a dark.
  • First you'll pair a light square and a medium, and a dark square and a medium, RST (right sides together)
  • Draw a line corner to corner on the wrong side of one square in each pair.  Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the seam and cut apart on the line.  Press the seam to the darker side--gently, don't stretch it.  Do the same with the other pair.
  • Take those two squares and place them RST with the medium of one square opposite the medium on the opposite square.  Draw a line corner to corner on the wrong side, sew 1/4 inch on either side of that line and cut it apart down the line.  Gently press open.  
  • That's it--you have your first block.
You can find tutorials on making half square (1st step) and quarter square (2nd step) triangles on youtube.  I would use graph paper to draw and color in my design before I started.  My finished blocks are 5 1/2 inch square.

Hope this helps!