|Double Quartet (aka Turned Around)|
8" finished quilt block
Step 1: Cutting the Fabric
Fabric A: background fabric
- A1 - cut four 3" squares
- A2 - cut four 2 1/2" squares
- B - cut four 2 1/2" squares
- C - cut four 3" squares
Step 2: Half-square Triangle Units
Hopefully half-square triangle units are getting easier to sew!
|Draw a diagonal line on the back of each A1 (3" square background fabric) from one corner to another.|
Place each A1 (background fabric) right sides together with a C (blue or dark fabric).
Pin the pieces together so they don't shift while sewing.
|Sew a scant 1/4" seam on either side of the drawn diagonal line. I used black so you could see the stitching line easily.|
|Cut along the drawn line to make eight half-square triangle units.|
|I pressed my seams open. This time I put the half-square triangle unit on top of a sleeve form and ironed it. It was much easier and faster to press it open.|
|Lay out the half-square triangle units, the A2 (2 1/2" background squares), and the B (grey or medium 2 1/2" squares).|
See how fast this block is?
|Press the seams open.|
|8 1/2" Double Quartet (aka Turned Around) block ready to be sewn into a quilt.|
|Do you want a coloring page to try out different colors? |
Click on the image, then print to your printer.
We use colored pencils,
Everyone loves "Show and Tell!" Please feel free to send me a photo of your block. I'd love to see what colors you are using, so would everyone else!
Update: Reader photos!
|Jaime's block: I love the colors! Notice how she was careful about the directional prints she chose for the corners. Thanks for sharing!|
If you have a question, please ask it in the comments section and I'll do my best to answer.