Step 1: Cutting the Fabric
Fabric A: Background fabric
- A1: four 3" squares
- A2: four 2 1/2" squares
Fabric B: Dark (blue)
- B1: two 3" squares
- B2: four 2 1/2" squares
Fabric C: Medium (grey dot)
- C: two 3" squares
Step 2: Sewing the Half-square Triangles
|Draw a line through all four A1 background squares.|
Pin each A1 square, right sides together, with the both B1 (blue) and both C (grey dot) squares.
|Sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn line.|
|Cut along the drawn line.|
|Photo of the other side after cutting apart the A1/B1 and A1/C squares.|
|Press open, and trim the half-square triangles to 2 1/2" using your favorite trimming ruler.|
I like the Precision Trimmer 6" ruler.
Step 3: Sewing the Block Together
|Set up your half-square triangles and your A2 (background 2 1/2" squares) and B2 (blue 2 1/2" squares) like the photo above.|
|Sew the rows together using a 1/4" seam.|
Press the seams open.
Remember, this is my experiment quilt to see if I like pressing seams open.
Sew the columns together using a 1/4" seam. Press the seams open.
Hopefully you will have little or nothing to trim on your block. It should measure 8 1/2" square.
8 1/2" unfinished
Here are Jaime's blocks:
|Jaime has been making two of every block! I love the fun colors and modern fabrics she's using!|