What if? Part 2

When we left this project last, I had gotten this far.

Then took what might seem like drastic measures and sliced it diagonally.

I rearranged.

And sewed it back together.

Then I turned it and sliced again.

After rearranging and sewing again, I got this. That is what I was looking for!

This is a simple no waste way to put a quilt on point. The downside is that the points on the side will get lost in the seam when I add a border or binding. Also, your edges will all end up on the bias.

Here’s a side by side comparison with the before on the left and after on the right.

It’s a doll quilt, not a masterpiece so I’m still okay with losing the points in this case. And I actually like both versions of this. It was a fun little experiment. Time to think about a border.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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13 Responses to What if? Part 2

  1. faith swanson says:

    Why is the coloring different?

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Faith says:

    So very awesome! Love! Love! Love!

  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! Wowee – this is so darn cool. Two cuts, two seams and boom. Done. Love this little trick! I’m definitely going to PIN it for the future. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. patti leal says:

    love the technique. thanks for sharing. must bookmark this post so i can find it. great job! patti in florida

  5. Wow that is a really genius! I love the double pink.

  6. Theresa Morgan says:

    Aren’t you the whitty one….😻😻😻😻😻 .

  7. Lorid @ Humble Quilts says:

    What a fun idea and a sweet quilt!

  8. Shasta says:

    Oh wow this is amazing! Slicing a quilt! I thought you were going to turn it on point!

  9. Sarah says:

    I did this once with 4 patches. It was great fun. Yours looks great!

  10. You are definitely the queen of the slice! I love how this turned out. The bias edges should be no big deal; a little stay stitching around the edges should help. Cute quilt!

  11. blackeyedsewsan says:

    I DO love the 2nd version! I am not sure, however, that I would be bold enough to slice it twice~ you are 1 bold woman!!!

  12. Val W says:

    Even with its shortcomings, this is a neat technique. And the result is a sweet little quilt.

  13. Sharon Browne says:

    Great idea – love the look of the little quilt!

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