Although this quilt looks complicated - it's really a "two color quilt". One side is text fabric, the other ... scraps!
Using the AccuQuilt Half Square 2" Finished Triangle die to cut all the fabrics - it was super fun sewing a HUGE pile of little squares.
An alternative method is to rotary cut using a template like this one which I use when I snowball a corner. This blog post explains one way to use the Folded Corner Clipper, along with some video links: HERE.
There are 1,980 pieces in the quilt top but just pace yourself, take your time - and think of this as a long term project that is something easy to pick up and leave. Or, make a small quilt just for the enjoyment of sewing little pieces fast & furious!
Make all your blocks with the diagonal going the same way - 3 half square triangles across. Sew three rows together and start again. (The top square in the diagram.)
Lay 4 blocks out - rotating each one to form a 'white' or 'text' diamond in the center. Sew together and trim to 12" x 12".
There are 30 HST units across & 33 HST units down. With this 'design' your numbers should be divisible by 3 - since your base unit is 3 half square triangles. Over the months (maybe years), I didn't realize how big the top was getting. So, to finish this journey I took all the remaining misfit pieces, sewed them together with no regard to the original pattern and attached them to the sides to make things even. Quilt finished.
This blanket is my quilt life flashing before my eyes. 10 years of projects rolled into one quilt with a rainbow of colored fabrics softened by various text designs. I liken this quilt to finger painting - tons of enjoyment with lots of messy bits!
Text fabric / Scraps
AccuQuilt Half Square Triangle - 2" Finished Square-Multiples
Backing: Fairy Frost / Michael Miller
Warm & White batting
Aurifil 50wt. thread #2311 & #1248
Size: 58.5" x 64"