Sunshine Lattice Quilt
During the summertime, when I use my quilts a little less often, I like experimenting with different shapes and sizes to work on my quilting techniques a bit.
Case in point: this sunshine lattice quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Company is a real stunner, and it’s completely different from anything I’ve ever quilted before.
Jenny Doan, their star quilting instructor, makes building this unusual little quilt a breeze, and I feel like a better quilter now that I’ve made it!
Are you in the mood to get your quilt on, too? Then give this a try! Let’s get started by grabbing the supplies. Here’s what you’ll need.
As you can see, this block is a little different from the plain square blocks most quilts are made of. In fact, they’re made of small rectangles and sunburst-like strips.
Don’t let the new shape scare you. It’s just as easy as a square is, especially when Jenny is helping you with everything!
Let’s get started making this bad boy. Jenny makes these blocks much like half square triangles, as you can see in the video below.
She starts by using her ruler to cut her square in half, forming rectangles. When she sews them back together, she’ll make two pieces, each forming two half square rectangles.
With this sewing method of sewing back and forth on the layered fabrics after drawing your lines, you’ll end up with two per sewn piece.
Jenny’s cutting method allows the 4 total half square rectangles to go in different directions. Amazing, right?
Now all you need to do is change your corners to create the background fabric edge. Jenny will show you exactly how to do that in the video below.