Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Super Simple Christmas Square Tutorial..

as promised...here I am *VBS* And here's another super simple table topper you can whip up in just minutes *S*It's pretty, you can make it in any size you'd like or have scraps to fit. It's a 16 patch with borders.

Can you see on this one that it's not an true 8 pointed star? Here are the cutting directions: You need 3 fabrics of good contrast..not much of each.
Cut four (4) 4.5" light squares, and four (4) 4 7/8"(easier to cut 5") light squares.Split the 4.7/8" squares once diagonally to equal 8 triangles.
Cut four(4) 4 7/8" green(or your choice) squares, split them once diagonally.
Cut four(4) 4 7/8"red squares, split them once diagonally. You've now got 4 light squares, 8 light triangles, 8 green triangles and 8 red triangles. Make 4 sets of light/red HST and 4 sets of light/green triangles. Sew the remaining colored triangles to each other, making 4 sets red/green HST. Lay them out as in the picture, matching red to red and green to green. It's incredibly easy...honest! This center part will be about a 16" square using the 4.5" pieces. I add a 3" border bringing the size to about 21". Hollar if you need more help than this *VBS* Believe it or not, this was 'taught' as a bed size quilt...almost unbelievable that someone would use 28 pieces to make an entire quilt top...LOL

13 comments:

Norma said...

Trying to get me in trouble again aren't you? You are even using HST to do it!! That is ok, you lead I will follow! LOL

This is great.............

julieQ said...

Ok, I have cut out a table topper in Christmas colors. What fun for a quick project!!

I like your Christmas colors, what a great idea!

JulieQ and Rusty

Libby said...

What a great idea for a quick gift giving idea *s* Thanks for sharing the inspirations.

joyce said...

What an easy project that looks so hard. I think I'll have to make one.

Tracey in CT said...

this is a good, quick thing to use up some scraps. I can see this done in a variety of combinations for all holidays and seasons!
Thanks for sharing the idea!

Jeanne said...

Great minds think alike! I chose reds with green accents and you have greens with red accents for Bonnie's quilt. Doesn't it sound fun?

Kim said...

WOW there's alot of us thinking Christmas colors - I have a bright red witha dk. green batik- all from stash *S* I have about 60 rails cut out and calling it a night.
I got my Santa today - thank you so very much :)

Nana's Quilts said...

Thanks Finn. Lots of ideas floating around my head for using this with many different seasons - not to mention Christmas. Ah for more hours in the day. . . . .

Thanks, again.
Marne

atet said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! It looks lovely -- and I can see myself using this idea. If I can get my Christmas gifts made!

Susan said...

Gosh, it's so simple and it looks so great! Thanks for the quick instructions.

Your blocks for the mystery look good. I guess red and green got into several people's psyches - must be the time of year. =)

Shelina said...

That looks like it would make a great table topper. Your fabric selection for Bonnie's mysteryis great. It is going to make a wonderful quilt.

Linda_J said...

Looks like a few of you in bloggerland are into making those 100 3.5 rails. Can't wait to see what these are going to look like in the end---I am a process person I'm afraid and got to see the end result first. You can pave the way, okay?

cher said...

ah, I too am thinking of those colors for Bonnie's mystery-after I get back from Texas that is. love the simple star tutorial! boy it's been a long week in my neck of the woods- love all the snow you got!