Thursday, March 15, 2012


That's what the FW book calls this block (#74).  I think this one has the most pieces so far.

  • 4 - medium 2" X 3 1/2"
  • 4 - dark 2" x 3 1/2"
  • 16 half squares cut with a 2" strip.  (you can use 2" squares for this is you wish)
I know most of you just look at the pictures, so I am going to say this first thing.  The angles on the darks and the mediums are REVERSED!  You can not turn them to get the angles going the right way.  To cut them the same way easily, cut the mediums with all fabrics face up and the darks with all fabrics face down.

See how the stitch line (the dotted line) is right on the corner and the bottom of the fabric is lined up with another line.  Use this as your guide and cut away the corner triangles.  Flip your fabric and cut in the same manner.  Do all 8 of the 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles; cut one color with fabric face up and the other color with fabric face down.  Now sew all 16 of the triangles on the corners.  I recommend no steam on your iron.  Press one color (blue) toward the trapezoid shape and the other color (white) toward the triangles.  After adding the triangles, these should still measure 2" x 3 1/2".  I had to square mine up to get this measurements

Pin the opposite pieces together and join.  Since you pressed opposite ways, they should snuggle right together.  I pressed this center seam open because of the bulk.  After pressing it should measure 3 1/2".  Check your measurements!  Join the completed units together to make a 6 1/2" block.

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