You asked for it…

A couple of people out there asked me if there was a pattern for a quilt I made with my Wanderlust fabric…

Well, I whipped up a quick how-to for ya…

For this example I used 8 strips cut to 8.5″ x 2.5″. For the Wanderlust lap quilt the strips were cut to 20.5″ x 5.5″.

Sew your two sets of stripes together and lay them faces together turned perpendicular to each other.

Carefully draw your sewing lines .25″ on each side of the center diagonal.

Your prepared sub-blocks should look like this with two sewing lines drawn diagonally. Carefully sew along the lines and cut the two triangles apart along the center diagonal axis (between the sewing lines). Fold them out and press.

The result of those first two sub-blocks should look like this. Repeat this process for the top half of the block. Your top-left and bottom-right sub-blocks should be horizontal and the top-right and bottom-left sub-blocks should be vertical. Just sew them all together and you are done.

My favorite part of the block is the offset along the diagonal of each sub-block; I find it so much more visually interesting than if they were lines up.

Anyway, there it is. Use it in good health…

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