Insignia Quilt Tutorial + Giveaway!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


If you're anything like me and like easy, quicky quilts once in a while then this is the pattern for you. Its sharp angles and modern flair are perfect for any gender alike. I've been on the chevron kick like a lot of you have and I am on a never ending quest to figure out new and funky ways to make them.

When Laurie Wisburn for Robert Kaufman not only sent me a fat quarter pack of her newest line Olive the Ostrich, but one for me to give one of you lucky followers too, I knew this was the pattern I wanted to use!

Olive the Ostrich by Laurie Wisburn for Robert Kaufman!

I've had the Tri Tool by Darlene Zimmerman for a few years now and have never used it. The poor little ruler was staring back at me while I was cutting for another project and it immediately came to me; I should make a quilt that looks like insignias!

This quilt comes together so smoothly with the Tri Tool, but don't worry, if you don't have one you can make a 60degree Triangle! And best part is, this quilt is fat quarter friendly!

I wanted the main focus to be on Laurie's new Olive line, which is due out in November 2012, but I also wanted the eye to be drawn to her adorable Olive's that are so desperately in love.

I chose three extra Kona solids + Kona white, I thought would accentuate Olive, and three extra prints.

Materials:
-15 fat quarters (9 prints, 2 focus fabrics (Olive in two different colors), 3 solids + 1 white solid)
- Tri Tool by Darlene Zimmerman or 60 degree triangle template
- Basic sewing/quilting supplies

-Seam allowance 1/4"
-Finished top size:  42"x 50"

 Cutting:

From 9 prints and 3 solids
     -Cut [4] 6.5"x7.5" (or 6.5"x 8" if you want a little wiggle room) rectangles from each.
     -Choose your favorite print or solid and cut one more triangle the same dimension.
     -You should have a total of 49 rectangles.

From 2 Focus fabrics
     -Cut [4] 4.5" squares from the first fabric and [3] 4.5" squares from the second fabric.

From white FQ
     -Cut [14] 1.5"x 4.5" strips.
     -Cut [14] 1.5"x 6.5" strips.
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Grab your [49] 6.5"x7.5" rectangles and your Tri Tool. I used the full size of the Tri Tool, which is 6.5" tall, when cutting my pieces.

I center the Triangle in the middle of the rectangle and cut (for less cutting, I cut multiples at once).



Use the Recs Tool to make sure the two side triangles are the right size. After both cuts are made, you should have three pieces that look like this:

 (Repeat with all of the rectangles)
Set aside, you'll come back to these in a minute.

 Take your two focus fabrics and white strips:



Begin piecing the strips to the focus fabrics, two shortest strips on the top and bottom, them longer strips on the sides:

Once all are pieced, set aside.

Grab your Triangle pieces again and start thinking about your lay out (I like to use my design wall for this).

Choose [7] triangles for the first row and [7] coordinating side triangles (on the top block you have the option of using the same fabric as the bottom triangle for the side pieces or choosing random side pieces, like I did). You'll want the side triangles to match the center triangle above so it begins creating the "insignia."

Grab one of your focus blocks and decide where in the row you would like it.

Once your layout is how you like it, begin sewing the individual blocks together as such:
**Notice that the side triangle does not have a point on the end, but rather a straight edge, this leaves room for the seam allowance. I slide the side triangle down until the end points are touching both sides of the center triangle, it will be approximately 1/4."

Then sew:

Iron seams open:

Repeat on the other side:

Sew and iron seams open again:

Square block to a 6.5" square.

Repeat on all other blocks, creating your "insignia" pattern.

Once all blocks are pieced for the first row, sew the blocks together. You should have [7] triangles and [1] focus print per row.

Continue the previous steps for the remaining [7] rows. Sew the rows together and voila! You'll have a fun and funky quilt top!

(If you have any questions please leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I'll get back to you asap!)

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So! Here's for the good stuff, how to enter to get your hands on a FQ pack of Laurie Wisburn's new Olive the Ostrich line, not due out until November 2012! I'll give you three chances ;-)

1.) Simply leave me a comment.
2.) Become a follower or if you're already a follower, like Bluprint Textiles on Facebook... or if you're super awesome and already do both, let me know. And leave another comment
3.) Spread the word about the giveaway, Blog, Tweet @BluprintTextile, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever you can think of, and leave me another, another comment...attach the link if you'd like so I can check you out too!

Also be sure to check out Laurie Wisburn's Blog, it's fabulous and there are a few other chances for you to win there too!

Since I'm moving in the next week, you have a chance to enter until Labor Day Monday (September 3, 2012)! Good luck! & happy sewing!


**A big thanks to Laurie Wisburn and Robert Kaufman for sponsoring this giveaway!

229 comments:

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Katy said...

Olive the Ostrich is a darling line! I love the black and white chevron with it. These fabrics would be fun for Valentine's projects for my 16 month old little girl!

Katy said...

I follow you on my google reader and on Facebook.

Emily said...

I adore this quilt! Great tutorial - can't wait to "tri" it! ;)

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Kelly O. said...

totally love this and I already have one of these rulers on order!

Kelly O. said...

I'm a blog and fb follower

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous quilt! I just finished a top using 60 degree triangles and I've suddenly realized I need some triangle rulers. Cutting them out using a regular ruler is just not fun.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Chelsea said...

I follow your blog, and I would follow your facebook but I'm over facebook and never on, so there's not point really. Man that makes me feel old!

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower

lynaeve said...

I shared on fb

lynaeve said...

Thanks for the chance!

Sarah said...

This quilt is awesome, thank you for the tutorial!

Sarah said...

I am a follower! This line is adorable!

H2Ogirl said...

What a LOVELY pattern! It's perfect for a stack of fabrics

H2Ogirl said...

I'm so a follower through GFC and facebook. . and twitter

H2Ogirl said...

I tweeted about this over here https://twitter.com/h2ogirl76/status/238745258165415936 ♥

KarenD said...

This quilt is so cute!

KarenD said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Rachel Booth said...

I love this fabric collection! The ostrich is adorable (never thought I'd ever say that...lol)!

Rachel Booth said...

I follow your blog! :)

Rachel Booth said...

I follow on FB! :)

Rachel Booth said...

I pinned the giveaway!!! :)

http://pinterest.com/pin/58617232620974200/

Rachel Booth said...

I tweeted about the giveahttps://twitter.com/RachelSGuy/status/238769596751020032way!! :)

craftytammie said...

this is such a fun quilt!

craftytammie said...

i like you on facebook!

LethargicLass said...

Seriously Sarah... this quilt totally rocks my world! I will be making one for sure :)

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower here, but don't really like FB (but I like you LOL)

LethargicLass said...

I tweeted @lethargiclass (don't know how to link my tweet)

elnorac said...

What a gorgeous quilt you've made! Really awesome...

elnorac said...

I like you on Facebook!

elnorac said...

I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest here:

http://pinterest.com/pin/224405993903620765/

Cherie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ostrich!

leanne said...

Love your quilt - fab use of this gorgeous line - thanks for the chance to win some !

jsews said...

This is such a cute quilt - I love how simply it seems to come together. Great fabric choices too!

Dandilyon said...

This is so cute and it looks easy to cut and sew! I like your mix of colors with Olive, the ostrich!

May Chappell said...

Love the quilt!

May Chappell said...

I like you on fb:)

May Chappell said...

I tweeted you!

Carla G said...

What a cute quilt! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Carla G said...

I follow via gfc & on fb! :)

Carla G said...

I tweeted...
https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/238862551847415808

Amorette said...

love this line, and i love what you have done here with it- nicely expanded the color palette.

Amorette said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/amidrex/status/238868738361933825

Amorette said...

i am a new follower, but i already like you on FB!

Nyoka said...

our tutorial was excellent!. The choice of fabric is so adorable and is so easy to assemble.

Nyoka said...

The tutorial is excellent to follow. The material and pattern is adorable.

Nyoka said...

I love the tutorial. It makes things look so easy to follow. The material and pattern is adorable!

Karen P. said...

Love your take with the triangle ruler! genius!

Karen P. said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Karen P. said...

Love your take with the triangle ruler! genius!

Linda said...

A very pretty quilt. Love those ostriches!
Linda on travjonuk@ yahoo.com

Montseta said...

Love those ostrchs and the pattern you used. Lovely quilt!

supersara20 said...

I'm a follower!

supersara20 said...

I am dying to get my hands on these fabrics. Would love the chance to win them. thanks!

Christine said...

Great tutorial! I so love that Ostrich fabric, thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Thank´s for the tutorial! And Thank´s for the chance to win these wonderful fabrics. Love the colors and design! Erika/ehellmich@yahoo.com

Jayme said...

LOVE those ostriches!

Jayme said...

I am now a fan of Bluprint textile on facebook!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

NotYetTheDodo2 said...

Oh, those ostrichs... thanks for giving them away!

dorte_dk (at) yahoo.dk

Emily Schildhouse said...

I've only made things with hst - looking forward to giving something like this a try!

Rosa said...
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Rosa said...

This is a great tutorial - thanks!

Rosa said...

I follow you here and on FB:-)

Patti said...

You did a fantastic job with Olive! Thanks for the giveaway.

Patti said...

I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!.

hueisei said...

Very pretty! I loved the idea.

hueisei said...
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hueisei said...

I follow your blog and on FB.

hueisei said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/239486891014119424

liberal sprinkles said...

the fabrics are so cute and the tutorial is great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

grace

Laura said...

They are adorable and I love how you highlighted them!

Laura said...

I liked you on FB.

Laura said...

I tweeted the giveaway at https://twitter.com/ljrieben/status/239494473963409408

capitolaquilter said...

The mix of Chevron and feature is very clever and I have one of these ruler that I've never tried.

B Greene said...

I loved seeing this ruler in action - I was never eactly sure what its use is, but now I certainly understand! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathryn said...

I feel like little eyes are looking at me from your quilt. Very nice design.

B Greene said...

Tweeted the giveaway, too.
https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/239500745857175553

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love chevrons and this super sharp sassy one is the best!! I love the fussy cut squares in there - they really make the quilt say YAY!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I have become a follower of your lovey blog. This is a great tutorial - I need to buy that ruler now!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I have liked you over on Facebook -thank you for the chance to win this yummy delicious fabric! amycav at hotmail dot com

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute quilt! I love that you added a few prints and solids to the collection -- makes it interesting and unique.

AlyceB said...

What a gorgeous pattern! I love how you've featured the "love birds"!

AlyceB said...

I follow you!

Lisa Marie said...

I am a new follower.

Mary said...

This quilt is amazing and thanks for the tips that help put it together so neatly.

Mary said...

New follower and liked Bluprint Textiles on Facebook :)

Lori said...

I love all of Lauri's fabric lines. each one cuter than the next! The quilt is really great, love that black and white prints were used, love the contrast!

mascanlon said...

I love this new line, thanks for the great tutorial too! I am following you now.

mascanlon said...

And I am liking you on FB, spent some time scrolling back on your wall, fun!

Lori said...

I am a new follower and liked Bluprint Textiles on Facebook!

Lori said...

I pinned the quilt onto my pinterest acct. http://pinterest.com/pin/83387030571500794/

Charlotte E said...

I've just discovered your blog thanks to Laurie's link. Its so good to add to my blog list :-)

Phyllis said...

What a great tool! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. I love that fabric!

Phyllis said...

I am following your blog!

Mama Spark said...

Great fabric, super cute quilt. I have the Tri Tool and have never used it. I would love to try it out now!

Phyllis said...

I have posted a link on my fb page and "like" you on your fb page!
http://www.facebook.com/phyllis.lundy.52?ref=tn_tnmn

mahoo said...

I love your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win, and the introduction to the Tri Tool.

Allison C said...

Love you color combinations and fabric coordinates!

mahoo said...

I tweeted. https://twitter.com/nonna_mahoo/status/239524061028438017

Allison C said...

I'm a new follower!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great design. I already have that ruler too! Thanks for the tutorial.

Cecilia said...

I like your quilt! Thank you for the chance to win.

Karen O said...

I have that ruler, and love the way you used it! Great quilt, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Karen O said...

New follower. Looking forward to browsing your blog and seeing more great projects like this one.

Laura said...

I'm a new follower!

Laura said...

I love this quilt! And I can't wait till these fabrics come out!

Chiska said...

What a great quilt! I love this line. Thanks so much for the chance.

Chiska said...

I'm a new follower.

Jennie P. said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial!

Jennie P. said...

I am now a follower.

Jennie P. said...

I shared via twitter:
https://twitter.com/IamLilyMunster/status/239566092845072384

Renee G said...

This fabric and your tutorial are fantastic.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Renee G said...

Follow as Renee G on GFC
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

capitolaquilter said...

I posted a blog and the quilt top inspired by your tutorial.
http://capitolaquilter.blogspot.com/2012/08/chevron-cats.html

JaneB said...

I love Olive and I really like the way this quilt goes together with the tri-recs ruler. I have one sitting around here, too, so I'm going to give this design a try (or tri?).

JaneB said...

Now I'm a follower, too!

Lisa C in GA. said...

okay, I have to get those tools...this is just beautiful!

Lisa C in GA. said...

I liked on facebook as Lisa Sauter Conant...thanks!!!

Lisa said...

I love Olive and I love your quilt!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt made from wonderful fabrics!

Martine said...

I love the Ostrich line and you did great job with the tutorial and the quilt.

Martine said...

I became a follower.

Beth said...

Thanks for the tutorial--I'm impressed you had time to be so thorough when you're about to move. :)

Lee said...

What a great design - thank you for the tutorial! Good luck with your move!

Lee said...

I follow your blog also! thanks again!

diane said...

I am always looking for FQ friendly quilts. This one is perfect.

diane said...

I just liked your FB page

kbzelazny said...

What a great tutorial-thanks!

Betty said...

Love, love this quilt and thanks so much for the tute! Great choice on those coordinating colors, too.

Betty said...

And I've become a follower!

Mary W Quilts said...

Thanks sew much for the tutorial. I have thr tri recs too, and have not used it. This could be a nice way to start!! Mary

Fran said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! Thanks for the tutorial & for the chance to win some of this gorgeous fabric.

Mary W Quilts said...

I'm a new follower! :-)). Mary

Fran said...

And I'm a new follower of your blog, thanks!

Cindy W. said...

Laurie sent me, love the pattern. Digging in stash to give it a try.
Cindy

Cindy W. said...

I will become a follower! Need more time for reading.

Cindy
cwcavy @ hotmail.com

Juliana Colombo said...

love the ostrichs in this colorway! really nice the quilt! very difficult for me....i'm starter

SunflowerSkies said...

I am so in love with that quilt design! And the fabric is just darling :)

SunflowerSkies said...

I am a follower!

Juliana Colombo said...

I'm a follower on FB! (Julita Colombo)

Juliana Colombo said...

I already publish on my Facebook page! (Julita Colombo)

Gill said...

Great fabric! I love the ostriches!

Gill said...

I'm a new follower!

giddy99 said...

I love the quilt, especially the fabric combos! Awesome.

giddy99 said...

I'm a new follower (via GFC)

giddy99 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/239782786381271040

ELNM said...

I love Laurie's prints - her animals are always adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Marcia W. said...

Laurie W's blog directed me to your blog. Your cute quilt does indeed highlight O.the Ostrich. I like the solids you used too. Thanks for the giveaway.

ELNM said...

I like Bluprint Textiles on Facebook. Great quilt and tutorial - looking forward to more. Thanks!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Haley said...

Love the pattern. I'll definitely be trying this out!

Haley said...

I'm a follower.

Haley said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/TheBookPantry/status/239793610386731008

Ella said...

Love the ostriches!

Ella said...

I'm a new follower! Great tutorial!

GG said...

I am SO glad I found you via Laurie W.'s email! What a wonderful site. Thank you for sharing your talent & writing such clear tutorials.

GG said...

OK I just joined this group & became a follower!

GG said...

I am SO glad I found you via Laurie W.'s email! What a wonderful site. Thank you for sharing your talent & writing such clear tutorials.

Audrey said...

I love your quilt! Laurie is right about the yellow. Inspired decision!

GG said...

I 'Liked' you on Face book & tweeted about the Give away on Twitter. Here's the link:
https://twitter.com/juliasgg/status/239806735823556608
I love the fabric in this give away!

Audrey said...

I just joined your site. Best of luck with moving!

Tamie said...

I love your quilt and the additional fabrics you chose.

Tamie said...

I'm happily following.

legato1958 said...

Your pattern is just perfect for this line of cute fabric!

Thanks for the giveaway chance!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

legato1958 said...

I am a new follower!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Homemaker Honey said...

Cute quilt! This fabric looks like such fun and the tool is too cool.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Homemaker Honey said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and on Facebook.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Homemaker Honey said...

Tweet!

https://twitter.com/DeborahBrine/status/239842372345806848

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail. com

Margaret said...

this fabric is awesome. I would love to own some.

Margaret said...

I am a new follower.

Andrea said...

What a wonderful quilt! I'd love to win this fabric....so cute!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cute quilt--such cute fabric!

sandyb said...

I love this fabric. Your quilt is so cute.

Thank you.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I am a new follower on facebook.

Love your blog.

thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I shared on twitter

https://twitter.com/sandyb720/status/239900588530356224

thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a great quilt. Kudos for picking an unused ruler! I need to do that

Katie said...

I hope I can win this, I love these birds! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

I'm a new follower too :)

Gina said...

Thanks so much for a great tute!! It looks perfect using Laurie's fabric!

Tanya said...

Yeah another chance to win a FQ set of that fabulous fabric. Thanks

Kay said...

I am in love with this fabric, it is the cutest thing I have seen in nyears. Thank you for the tutorial, for a beginner you have put enough detail in for me to really be able to do it without getting upset about what to do next.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I follow you on facebook.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

WandaFish said...

Another wonderful line from Laurie and your insignia quilt shows it off beautifully!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

WandaFish said...

I'm happy to be your latest follower! Hope your move goes well :)

Emma said...

Love this fabric from Laurie, I am a follower of your blog and just liked your facebook page!

Mindelicious said...

Ostriches (is that how you do the plural?) have never been so cute! Leave it to Ms. Wisbrun!

Mindelicious said...

I an a new follower!

GrandmaDe said...

This is so darn cute!
tdkcook@cox.net

The Perfect Trio said...

This fabric is so stinking cute! I'd love to win!

jakemelissajakea@aol.com

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

LOVE Olive the Ostrich!!! And what a GREAT giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance and the great patterns!

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

I'm a follower of Bluprint Textiles :D

Kristen said...

What a neat idea.
Love what you created with that lovely fabric.

Kristen said...

I'm also a follower of your blog.

Michelle Hoffman said...

Thanks for the ideas. Love the fabrics . . . I'm going to have to become a follower for the future ideas/instructions to come.

dungeonquilter said...

Adorable fabric. I love what you created with them.

dungeonquilter said...

I liked you on Facebook as well.

li cricket said...

Love that fabric. It is so beautiful

li cricket said...

I liked you on FB

li cricket said...

Love that fabric. It is so beautiful

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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