I just made this quilt this week. I originally found the block on Pinterest and fell in love with it. I just had to make one of my own for the back of my couch this summer! Between this quilt and the Watermelon log cabin, I am set for the warm season! I am going to be using a variegated rainbow thread to quilt this with. I still need to add borders, I think I will use a 1" white border, then a piano key rainbow border, and finish off again with a white scalloped edge border.
I got this tutorial from Ellison Lane Quilts. Hers is just beautiful, very crisp and clean. I am so excited to have re-created it! I was going to make a tutorial for you but her's is just so perfect, I will just let you see how she did it. I did use this method for piecing all of the HST's! It was much easier! I cut my blocks at 8" (I got 5 blocks out of a strip of fabric), and then followed the tutorial and squared them all up to 3 1/2." The only other thing I did differently is I did NOT press my seams open, however there was a lot of bulk in some seams. If I do this again, I WILL press them open. If you make one, I would love to see it. Also, there is a flickr photo album for everyone to post in for Ellison Lane Quilts, so make sure you share it there too!
Required for this quilt:
8 different 1/4 yard cuts of colors (I think this would also look good in pastels, or jewel tones, even if you did fewer colors, but for this one you will need 8 different ones)
2 yards white background (I am using this for the border too).
I bought 1/2 yards of each color, because I was originally planning on making this quilt a queen size. I changed my mind, but with my remaining 1/4 yard scraps, I am making the piano key border and binding. If you chose to do it this way too, you will need 1/2 yards of the 8 color fabrics.