I cut 168 lights and 168 med. in the same colors to go around the center pc. so that the lights and med. would make sets. Press all E towards the center and all G out from the center.
Note: After doing the layout shown at the bottom of this post, I realized to add my little missing squares I needed to remove some of these strips going horizontally. So if your doing this project, like i am, you may want to do a layout of all pcs. BEFORE adding these, so you know which ones you can add to the pc. right now, and which will have to wait. If you use the templates printed out in the pattern, you will be ok. More on that at the bottom of this post.
I did a quick layout of my pcs at this point. I had cut more then this, but not enough to do the whole quilt. I just wanted enough to give me a good idea when I laid them out - to see where I wanted the pattern to go.
Next I wanted to fill in the missing squares. So I chose two fabrics. One a yellow the other a blue/green like the Center pcs. that I had already used.
Again, press the same direction as you did "E and G".
But like I said. Because I have trouble with these little triangles going together. I had more in my attempt to use this method that didn't turn out then that did. Not sure what it is I do wrong, but I finally gave up and decided that I would use squares in most my center horizontal strips and only use these for the tips of my diamonds. Much less frustrating for me.
Now for an update on making my EQ files into pdf files so that those of you who want to follow along can. I so far, have not been able to do it. I may be able to print out the templates, then scan them into a jpg image, which than can be placed in a pdf file - but until I buy more printer ink, I haven't been able to try it. So if you have EQ6 or 7 or maybe it will work with the earlier versions, I'm not totally sure - but if you want this pattern, just leave a comment to this post and an email address and I can send it to you in EQ format. Meanwhile I keep trying to get this as a pdf file.
Have a great day.