Now that the basket quilt is finished, it is time to move on to another quilt.  And boy has my sewing machine been smokin' as I have been sewing this quilt together. I found a picture on Pinterest and suggested to my friend  Laurel that we have a sewing date to make this....
You start by cutting strips 2 1/2" x 17".  Then sew six strips together and connect them to form a tube.  
This is the tube, three fabrics are on top and three fabrics are on the bottom, of which you can't see.
Now you place a 15" square quilt ruler on top, cut at both ends of the ruler to make a 15" long tube.
Starting at left side, move your ruler to 12 1/2" and cut, then 10" cut, 7 1/2" cut, 5" cut, and the final cut will be at 2 1/2".  Each segment will be 2 1/2".

Stack the segments into one pile and pick the first one up.  Using your seam ripper take out one seam and lay the segment out flat.  Pick up the next segment and rip the seam out between the first and second fabric.  In the picture I am pointing to the seam you will rip out each time to make your flat segment. Where the ripper is pointing that's the seam between the fabrics to rip.  It will always be two different fabrics, but let the strip before always be your guide as to which two fabrics you have to rip apart.
Here is the block laid out before sewing together.
But I can change the block to find the fabric that's most dominate by picking up the strip and moving it from right to left or left to right.  See this picture and the ones following.
I will move the strip I am pointing to, to the very right side of the block making the green fabric more dominate instead of the red fabric.
Now sew all the flat strips together to form your block.  If you look back at the first picture you will see the quilt forms triangles.  You will do this by placing your first block with the dominate color running up. Next block the dominate color will run down.  Follow that formula and "TA-DA" you will make this easy and stunning quilt.  One last easily remove a seam, rip every fourth stitch, pull and the seam will open easily. 


  1. You are amazing...30+. Great tutorial and too funny using my cutting method, did you adopt it yourself? and your seam opening...the BEST way! Your blocks are gorgeous too, I need to take a picture of mine (love them).

  2. Hi, Nancy. You liked my Spirit of Sacagawea board on Pinterest, then I decided to follow you, then I found the gorgeous basket quilt on your blog. Nice tutorial, by the way! I have simply got to try this.

    And then I followed a link in one of your posts to Laurel's blog, and she just posted photos of Spirit of Sacagawea on the Flickr group I started with Laurie Simpson, who is running a BOM in Michigan.

    Small world! Great minds think alike, as they say.

    MaryLiz in Michigan

  3. This is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever ever seen...wish it was mine. You did a great job. Someday I hope I can take a postage stamp class..I could never figure it out your bog!