Stunning Gradient Strips Take An Ordinary Quilt To An Extraordinary Level


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Gradient Strips Create A Radiant Quilt

I may have found it: one of the easiest quilt blocks of all time in a unique, modern package. It’s a strip down the middle of two neutral triangles of background fabric.

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This strip is a gradient in all respects: a gradient of size, of shape, and of color. It’s simply stunning to look at, and simply stunning to make!

Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company is back at it again with yet another tutorial, this time for this beauty she calls “Radiance.” Fitting, considering the block reminds me of little sun beams!

Let’s get started. Here’s what you’ll

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How It’s Done

Believe it or not, you’ll begin by simply sewing together your 2.5″ strips in a gradient from lightest to darkest (or vice-versa). From here, you’ll want to cut out the little bursts.

Jenny uses a tool to do this. You can get the tool by clicking here, or you can create your own template out of cardboard or plastic.

The surrounding area is going to be two equal triangles, so you can just cut a square of fabric diagonal and sew the strip in between, and your block is done. How easy is that?

Watch Jenny’s tutorial below to learn more, then get to quilting your own. You’ll be done in no time!


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