Here is a photo of a baby quilt that I just finished. It's nothing incredibly original, but I'm going to show/tell you how I made it.
I started out with many, many 5" squares. I don't know how many--I didn't even count them. I tried to choose a light and a dark value of each color I used, e.g. a light blue and a dark blue together.
I placed a dark blue and a light blue square right sides together. Using my Fons & Porter quarter inch seam marker and a marking pencil, I drew a line 1/4" on either side of the imaginary diagonal line. These lines became my sewing lines.
I sewed on the marked sewing lines: two seams on each set of squares. Note: if you are not familiar with chain-piecing, look that up on your favorite quilting site or in a book. It worked really well on this project.
Using a rotary cutter, I cut each "square pair" in half on the diagonal.
Open each "square pair and.....