Which generally comes first for you? 

Do you find a quilt pattern and then look for the perfect fabric?

Or, do you find fabric and then figure out how you want to use it and with which pattern?

Truthfully, I'm probably the latter. I LOVE fabric. From time to time I do find a pattern that I have to make and then go on the hunt for fabric, but generally, fabric just calls my name, "come to me, Trina. Buy me." 

This fabric was no different. I love the textures of this line.

This line is from Camelot Fabrics Rise & Shine line.

I wanted to make the most of these fat quarters. First I cut them into 10-inch squares, which meant as little waste as possible. 

From there my next step was to make half square triangles. 

Because the pattern on the fabric is smaller, I wanted to allow for the eye to really have space to rest when the final quilt top was done so I opted for larger finished pieces. 

Place two 10-inch squares right sides together and draw a diagonal line from one corner to the next.

Using a quarter inch seam, stitch on either side of the line.

Cut to separate your two half square triangles. 

Press open and trim to a 9 ½-inch square.

There are many different ways you can lay out half square triangles. If you line up both sides though, you can make flying geese.

This was a fun, fast and fresh project. Using 8 fat quarters I was able to complete a very generously sized baby quilt or a lap quilt for the living room. I know I'll be making this pattern again… now to find some more fabric!