Thursday, November 1, 2012


This is the inspiration quilt.

Here is the color pallet (leaving out white and buttercream)!

You will need
-16 4.5x4.5 inch squares of Kona White.  Mine has 25 if you are feeling generous you can do the same.
-Scraps from the color pallet

“Picky Nicky”
I was given the nickname “Picky Nicky” before I could walk.  I have learned to embrace the nickname.  There is nothing wrong with a girl who knows what she likes… right?  Here are my picky requests.
-Use only colors from the pallet (leaving out white and buttercream)!
-Use at least 8 of the colors from the pallet.  
-Solids are welcome.  Use each solid only once. 
-Only use each print once or twice. 
-The print should be no more than half of the 4.5x4.5 inch square so the print should be a triangle. 
-The style of the quilt is modern, so match the fabric to the style of the quilt. 
- For this particular square please do not include prints with fruits or animals.  I am sure there is an exception; consult with me if there is an animal or fruit you feel should be included.

This is so easy you probably don't need directions but here goes just in case.

Take your 4.5 inch square and sew along the print using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
 The back will look like this.
 If for any reason your print doesn't have a 1/4 inch seam allowance, trim it so it does. Do not trim the white.

Repeat 25 more times and assemble the squares.
 Make sure...
 -all triangles are in the bottom left of the square
  -the print is a triangle
-all seams are pressed open

Please email me if you would like me to send you Kona white!


  1. Do you know much yardage of Kona will we need... for those of us lazy at math?

    1. hmm... I will figure it out and let you know!

  2. love the wonky corners! Just for clarification... you said no animals, but it looks like some elephants and birds snuck in to your square. how vigilant should I be about critters?

  3. I love it! I am so close on Cami's (sewing Phineas and Ferb costumes has slowed me down...) and then Mardie and you should get yours soon! So sorry to be so behind.

  4. Awesome! This looks so fun. And thank you for the instructions. I needed them. : ) Off to look through my stash!!

  5. Hey Nicole, I noticed in the herringbone you made there is a notch in the bottom. Since that's the part I won't be trimming is there a way to fill it in?

    1. I think the notch is there because I didn't trim it. I would be happy to fill it in or I can trim it whichever you prefer! Maybe I will just fill it in, in case I did it wrong!

  6. Please don't trim the block. When I trim I will trim the pointy end of the blocks. If you want me to play with it I can fill it in. I think I've thought of a way to do it. Not sure how the notch got there; we must've constructed our blocks differently. : ) No big deal.

    1. I am not sure what happened. I noticed another one (I think Mardie's) also had a notch. I will redo it and send both!