Saturday, February 19, 2011

On point, the easy way

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I wanted to play around with some green fabrics.  I chose a batik, a stripe and 2 tone-on-tones to make a pattern called Cross Ties by Straight to the Point.

The first step was to make a simple Rail Fence  pattern with alternating stripes:

Next step was to make diagonal cuts across the quilt in the plain green squares:

Then it was time to re-arrange the pieces to make a square quilt with the blocks set on the diagonal:

Add a couple of borders, and this was the result:

The pattern would make a really good baby quilt.  It's a good size, and it worked up pretty fast.


  1. This is interesting and turned out wonderful .

  2. looks like you are a quilter and a magician!!

    love this top, would be fun to do for kid size donation pieces. cw

  3. Wow, cool way to do that. It sure makes it looks easier and I am all for that. Now did you buy the pattern?

  4. That is so cool! I love the way it turned out.

  5. This is the most inventive idea to simplify an on-point setting. I have to try this on a charity quilt.

  6. What a fabulous idea! I love on-point quilts but hate all the setting triangles! I'll be trying this for sure!


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