Edited: pictures of the finished quilt here !
If you have not made yet tilted blocks, maybe someday you would like to try them, it’s fun ! I will show you how to sew the quilt below.
Here is the way I pieced this quilt top.
For the center of the blocks I used this striped fabric (Michael Miller) as accent. I had 3.5 yards.
From this fabric I made Kaleidoscope blocks.
Repeat with the other strips.
If you don’t have such a ruler, here you can see how to cut quarter square triangles using a long rectangular ruler. From a stack I cut 5 sets. From the 5″ wide strips I pieced 21 blocks.
I cut also 4″ wide strips and I pieced other 21 smaller blocks (I think I made them from 4 strips).
Piece the 4 triangles of each set into squares.
After I pressed all the blocks, I adjusted their size. The final size of the large block is 8.5″x8.5″, I made the smaller blocks 6.5″x6.5″.
A little time and effort- but all the blocks are perfect.
Here is how to adjust the size of such a block using a square ruler.
Place the diagonal of the ruler over one of the diagonals of the block (see the yellow marking). The markings of the ruler (6.5″ or 8.5″) must be placed over the other diagonal (see the red arrows).
Cut the excess off…
Turn around and cut again…
Add strips around these blocks.
To the large blocks I added one row of strips.
To the smaller blocks I added two rows of strips.
Here are the new blocks – they measure 14.5” x 14.5″ (seam allowances are included ).
Piece all the blocks and press them.
Don’t bother at this time if you don’t have perfect blocks, it doesn’t matter.
The final step – tilt the blocks.
Use a 12.5″ square ruler. If you don’t have this ruler, you could make a clear plastic template in this size (or use a larger ruler but mark on it 12.5 square using masking tape ).
Place the ruler over the block and rotate it until all the corners meet the edges of the blocks.
But you can trim your squares down as tilt as you want.
Tilt to the right one half of the blocks and tilt to the left the other half (you need a little attention to this step). Double-check the tilt direction before beginning to cut.
I used this fabric for borders, too bad I did not have more of the striped fabric.