intro post and all the quilty details, click the links to check those out. Meanwhile, here's the tutorial. (pdf here)
Supplies needed for quilt top:
1 1/2 yards background fabric
1/3 each of 4 focus fabrics
Cut all fabrics in 4" strips across width of fabric.
Using a 60-degree triangle ruler, begin at one end of each strip and cut triangles with the 4" mark along bottom of strip, and top of ruler even with the top edge.
Continue cutting triangles across each strip, rotating the ruler with each new cut. (I got 14 triangles out of each strip.)
Continue until you have cut all the triangles you will need:
203 background triangles
18 triangles of one color (the teal in my case)
15 triangles of each of 3 colors
Lay out all your triangles to make the Chinese Checkers pattern. The side edges will look jagged at this point and will be trimmed off after quilting.
The piecing for triangles is done in diagonal rows, not horizontal.
Next up is the infamous "Quilt and finish as desired." Your quilt top is now ready to be basted, quilted, sides trimmed (with your ruler 1/4" from edge of accent triangles), and bound, finishing at 36x45".