This is the first completed block in a Kim Diehl table runner that is made up of seven of these little guys. It took quite some time to put it together, as each of those block triangles is actually two folded corner triangle units sewn together. You do the sew and flip method with the black fabric on all the colored strips and then sew the smaller strip units together to make longer ones. Lots of points and seams to line up, but the super scrappy effect is worth the bother.
34 different fabrics in each block, if you don't repeat any (I'm trying not to, but it's hard). 65 total pieces in each block.
In honor of my year to "Use It Up", I pulled fabrics from my Kim Diehl storage box. I have so many scraps leftover from her Simple Whatnots projects that I could construct about twenty more Kim Diehl projects out of the leftovers alone.
Pattern is in the book "The Big Book of Table Toppers" by Karen M. Burns.
If you are wondering about the title of this post, "Pie Birds", that is the name she gave this little quilt. It made no sense to me either until I really looked at the block from a distance. The little black triangles are blackbirds baked in a pie! See it? How cute is that.
Super cute, but just wait. This quilt was one of the wackiest I have ever made. Here is how you sew the thing together:
So, where are we going with this? Well, this quilt needs to be trimmed up. Keep in mind, each block has 65 pieces. Seven blocks x 65 = 455. Four hundred and fifty five little pieces that took FOREVER to line up perfectly with no points cut off, every seam intersection perfect. And here is what I am supposed to do:
Cut the sides off. (Sound of Nicole sobbing...)
To be continued.