I started this quilt by creating the border and thinking that I would use some arrangement of half square triangles in the center but when I found this fat quarter in my stash, I decided to use it instead. I thought it would make a nice wall hanging to go with the quilt shown on the right that I made a few years ago. Many of the scraps from the first quilt are used in the wall hanging and I even had enough leftover binding from the first quilt to use on the smaller one!
This would be a good pattern to use if you have a fabric that you just don't want to cut up. Just use it in the center! I used a fat quarter but you could really use any size fabric and adjust your border accordingly.
The zigzag effect is easy to achieve. Here's a short tutorial-
For one block, you will need:
2 black 5" squares and 2 white 5" squares
Using one white square and one black square, make 2 half square triangles by your preferred method. Repeat for the other set of squares. You will have 4 blocks that measure 4 1/2" each. Arrange them as shown below and sew.
In the center, the quilting goes out from the center of the flowers and imitates the lines of the flower. A feather design was used in the border.
Next week, I'll show you what I am doing for the Mug Rug Swap I am participating in.