Toran

 

This quilt is made with two different size triangles.
Finished Block size: 8.5'' X 8.5''
Total number of blocks required: 80
Quilt size: 64'' X 80''
Each block is assembled with rows of contrasting triangles as shown below. 


Quilt is assembled with 8 columns each containing 10 blocks. 

For large triangles, cut a strip  5 1/2''  X 40'' long.
Cross cut into 5 1/2'' X 5 1/2'' squares. Cut these squares twice diagonally to make large triangles.

For small corner triangles, cut a strip 3'' X 40'' long.
Cross cut this strip into 3'' X 3'' squares.
Cut these squares once diagonally for small triangles.


Arrange the triangles into desired layout for the block as shown above. 

Notice that each strip of triangles require 3 large triangles in the middle and two small triangles at each end.

Using 1/4'' seam allowance, stitch triangles as shown below. Finger press at each seam. 

I pressed open my seams.

Step 1
Start from the center large triangle and sew a contrasting large triangle to the right.

step 2
Sew another contrasting triangle to the opposite side of the center triangle.

step 3
Sew small triangle matching tot he center triangle on either side matching points at the straight edge of the strip. Initially I had difficulty getting the sharp, straight edges but it got better as I sewed few blocks.  

Step 4
 Make four strips of triangles for each block.


I am arranging them as I go to keep it interesting and to achieve a surprising end result.

These blocks should measure 9''X9'' to be finished at 8.5'' X 8.5''.

Questions? Just send me an email.

5 comments:

  1. This looks like something I WANT to do . . . off to find my inspiration photos and then TO THE STASH!!

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  2. Thank you for the excellent tutorial!

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  3. I recently ran across an old grouping of fabrics, blues & oranges! I may be joining you soon!

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  4. What a nice way to use up bits and pieces-definately going to try it. Thank-you for the clear tutorial.

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  5. Thank you for the nice tutorial. This quilt has so much energy, and I love the personal meaning attached to it. I'm so glad to have found your blog. I've added it to my sidebar and have already really enjoyed looking around! Regards from Tokyo.

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