I started my Hands2Help charity quilt this weekend and thought I'd share the tutorial I'm using for it. Sarah, organizer of Hands2Help, is having a linkup this week of "Tutes, Tips, and Tasty Things" for H2H-ers. Here is my submission for the "Triple T" theme.
I'm using a free pattern by Sandi at Piecemeal Quilts, called Criss Cross Quilt. Sandi is a talented and generous quilter, and I've had the pleasure to meet her in person recently. She is a whiz at designing in EQ and has generously shared many of her patterns as free PDF downloads, and some for sale, on her pattern page.
I was drawn to the bright colors of the Criss-Cross Quilt, as well as the pattern's scrap friendliness. What a great scrap buster!
Several months ago, I finally organized my stash, folding and stacking it and sorting the smaller scraps into bins. That is making this quilt all the more pleasant a process.
I simply grab a bin and pick a few scraps in one color family. Cut 5-inch squares, zip some half-square triangles together with white squares. Press, arrange, sew, and you have a block in no time.
Okay, that's pushing it...it does take time, but it goes pretty fast.
Now if I had the tool that Sarah talks about in today's linkup, I'd be able to whip out those HSTs even faster!