This beautiful little pile of fabric was sitting way too long on my sewing cabinet—a fat eighth bundle I purchased on Etsy. I badly wanted to begin with my next big project but had imposed upon me to finish the New York Beauty Medallion quilt first. And although only the top is finished so far and I have yet to do the first quilting stitch on it, I gave in and started Confetti Forest.
It’s gonna be a triangle quilt—consisting of nothing but triangles. But I won’t sew triangles—that’s the coolest part of it. I will sew diamonds instead. Let me explain.
I started by cutting long strips and sewed them together on both long sides.
Then I traced a triangle template onto the fabric …
… and cut out the triangles.
I clipped off the short seam at the top of each triangle, unfolded it and pressed the seam open: diamonds.
In the next step, I will sew these diamonds in rows. But before I can do this, I have to trace, cut, and press 600 in total.