You will need a backing fabric, cotton batting and dark, medium and light value fabrics.
First you will need to download the two pattern pieces for the quilt, a square and a triangle. The pattern pieces include a 3/4 inch seam allowance.
The pdfs for the pattern pieces can be downloaded here. Pattern One. and Pattern Two.
Print them out twice.
Take one set and mark a 1/2 inch all around the edges of the pattern pieces. Then trim this 1/2 inch off the patterns. These will be used to cut only the batting out.
You will need to cut out 8 batting triangles and 5 batting squares.
With the other set of pattern pieces you will cut out 1 dark square, 4 light squares, 4 dark triangles and 4 medium value triangles.
Then you will need to cut out 5 squares and 8 triangles from the backing fabric.
Now lay the fabric square on top with the right side of the fabric facing up. Pin all three layers together. Repeat for all 5 squares.
Now take a triangle backing fabric, lay it down with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. Place a batting triangle on top.
Now place a fabric triangle on top with right side of fabric facing up. Pin all three layers together. Repeat for all 8 of the triangles.
You should have all the blocks for the quilt square ready to sew now.
Next week we will begin sewing our blocks. Before I go I want to recommend a tool that I use when I sew rag quilts together. It is called a walking foot and what it does is feed your fabric evenly so that your block stays together as you sew. They are pricey but worth it if you make a lot of rag quilted items.
See you next week with part two.