Now that I have finished my Jaw Breaker pillow, it was time to move onto the next project in the Journey 2 Nebula Quilt Along.
The next project is Rock Candy Tabletopper. This is a fun quilt that is made by combining diamonds and side triangles. The pattern calls for the use of 5" charm squares. I choose to use black background Island Batik fabric and 6 Coordinating fabrics; all were cut into 2 1/2" strips. The reason I used 2 1/2" strips over the 5" charm squares is that not every 5" charm square package is actually 5", and we needed to cut each of the squares in half.
I started cutting 36 diamonds from the 6 coordinating fabric strips using my Studio 180 Star 60 tool.
Starting by trimming off a 60° angle off one of the ends of the strips.
Next, I located the 2 1/2" diamond point guidelines and aligned the guidelines on the strip edges and cut. Continue to cut 36 diamonds from the coordinating fabric strips.
Finally, I trimmed off the tips by lining up the 4 1/2" horizontal line so that it lines up on the bottom of the diamond.
Now it is time to cut out the background side triangle pieces. Placing the strip on your cutting mat. If you are right-handed, you will be cutting from left to right. Left-hander will cut from right to left. Position the 2 1/2" horizontal line of the tool on the bottom of the strip and the tip line on the strip's top. Cut up one side of the strip and down the other.
Rotate the tool 180°, so the tip is facing you this time. Realign the guideline used previously on the top and bottom of the strip and align it along the trimmed edge. Cut the next triangle shape. Continue rotating, aligning, and cutting until you get 24 triangles.
Now the fun part begins with arranging my pieces into a pretty table topper. Stay tuned; I will be sharing my finish table topper soon.