Hi, it's Amy from During Quiet Time here today sharing my Sizzix Quilting BFF Chain Quilt tutorial.
The block that I used is a traditional block called the Friendship Chain. It's one of many traditional blocks with that name. Since I modernized the block a bit by supersizing it and using modern fabrics, I decided to update the name and call it the BFF (best friends forever) Quilt for fun.
To make this 64" square lap sized quilt, you will need to diecut 128 white triangles, 32 salmon triangles and 16 navy triangles from the 4 5/8" x 8 1/2" triangle die. Using the half square triangle die, cut another 64 navy triangles.
To assemble each block, lay the pieces out as show in the image above. Sew the two center white triangles together and press.
Next, sew the two opposite navy half square triangles and press.
Return to your sewing machine and stitch the remaining half square triangles and press.
Next, sew the large navy triangles to the top and bottom of this unit and press.
Now, stitch the two large white triangles to either side.
Match your sets of salmon and white triangles and pin. Return to your machine and chain piece. Press.
Place these units in the right position and stitch opposite units, press, and then the remaining units.
This is how you complete one block. You will need to make 16 of these supersized, 16" blocks to create this 4 by 4 block layout.
I used this chance to play with the navy and salmon combo that has been on my mind for awhile. I started collecting fabrics several months ago!