When I saw this fabric…Nest by Tula PinkI fell in love! It is so bright and happy! I love the color! So I bought a few…(three) layer cakes! and started to dream. The possibilities were endless really…I finally settled on an easy one…Cut one layer cake into hourglass blocks. and the second layer cake into four patch, the third may become the border…we shall see!
The Hourglass blocks are made by cutting each 10″ square across diagonally from corner to corner Then you mix up your fabric…(this, for me, is very time consuming:) Then you sew two sides together, press toward the dark fabric, and then join the two triangles and you’ll have a nice hourglass square…Now onto the four patch…Cut each of your squares in half horizontally and vertically…you will then have four 5″ squares. Mix them up and sew them back together! always pressing toward the dark and lining up your seams.
Next I mixed up all my squares and laid them out on the floor…Alternating hourglass and four patch until I was pretty sure I liked it….It’s really a fabulous (Easy) pattern…I’m still in love! I added a 3″ strip of white for the inner border….Now I am debating what to do for the outer border…piano key? a scalloped edge? turquoise? lime green? yellow? red? This may take a while!!!