I have been itching to start on this quilt since we first talked about it!

Here is a reminder of the inspiration cover quilt.

The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk

Kristyne and I decided that instead of ‘picking’ out blocks to do—we would just start top left (from the cover quilt) and work our way through left to right, top to the bottom.

The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk

This is it—the top left block. Not a whole lot to go on from the picture. We had determined that all of the blocks would be 6 inch finished, so at least that was a starting place. {Sorry about the blurry photo}

The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk

Surprise! Even though I had completely decided that I was going to use fabrics based on the collection Sunprint from Alison Glass —in the end, I really do want the quilt to look like the cover quilt. I don’t want to be disappointed. Not that I would be disappointed with Sunprint, but it’s the quilt on the cover of the book that I want to buy every time I see it because of the quilt on the cover—so I decided that staying true to form was the way to go for this one.

The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne CzepurykI was reminded lately—because they sent out a newsletter—about my Guidelines for Quilting Ruler System and I am excited to be using it again!
The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk
In this photo (above and below) I used the ruler system to cut 1.5″ finished half square triangles for the background—because it looked right going off the photo on the cover—and all I had to do was clip on the ‘H’ guide, set the size to 1.5″ (the yellow bar is repositional and your fabric butts against it) and cut the fabric.
The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk
Let ‘er rip.
The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne CzepurykThen you just take the strip you just cut, move it to a horizontal position, re-but against the yellow bar, and magico presto—a square that is ready to sew to the main square on the diagonal and will yield a 1.5″ finished half square triangle thingy.

A little note on that size. Once I lined up the smaller  1.5″ squares cut from the ‘H’ onto the foreground fabric, I sewed a 1/4″ away from the usual diagonal stitching line,towards the outer edge, that one would do when using the square on the square method to produce a triangle. Why? Because I absolutely hate when I flip the fabric over and it doesn’t cover the bottom square! This eliminated that problem.

As long as my diagonal stitching line placement was consistent on every corner, there were no issues with the seams lining up correctly for the finished block.

see?

The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk

And here is another surprise! I was really stoked on using the original fabric pull—so I decided to make the block again using those fabrics… I don’t intent on making two versions entirely, but until I am really sold either way, I think I will be making doubles so that there are no regrets.
The Pink Quilt Quilt-Along with Allison Rosen and Kristyne Czepuryk

You know what I mean?