Friday, April 27, 2012

Noon and Light

28 pieces in this one.  It isn't hard, but it does take a little time to put it together.         
 Color 1 (Red)
  • 4 - 3" finished half squares (3 1/2" strip cut with easy angle)
Color 2 (Orange)
  • 8 - triangles cut with 1 1/4" strip and companion angle
Color 3 (green)
  • 8 - triangles cut with 1 1/4" strip and CA 
  • 4 - 1 1/2" finished half square triangles (EA)
  • 4- 2" square
      Sew the small triangles that make the star points together along the short edge (4 sewn on the right side and 4 on the left) and press toward the square. 
      Line up the corner where the 2 colors come together and let the point hang beyond the square
      Add the remaining triangle units in the same way and press. These should be the same size as the 3" finished half squares. I used my Easy angle to square them up and trim off the dog ears.

      Use your Easy Angle to cut away a portion of the 3" finished half square.  This is a 1 1/2" finished half square that we will be adding, so we are going to line up the 2" line of the easy angle extending both tips over the edge.  Feel free to put your 2" cut away template on the fabric to make sure you have it lined up correctly. 

      Look at the picture- can you see how the Easy Angle + the take away template would make a 2" square?  Perfect!

      Now place the remaining 4 small triangles on the pieces you just cut and join.  Press 2 opposites toward the small piece and 2 toward the large piece.  I pressed the quarters with the purple away from the red and the ones with the green toward the red.  Square up with the easy angle if necessary.  Join this unit with the remaining units to make 4 - 3 1/2" squares.  Complete to make a 6 1/2" block

      See this pile of loveliness?  This is going to be our next block. 
      My beautiful assistant is getting the block ready for me to sew so I can get them posted tomorrow.

    1 comment:

    Kathy's A Quilter said...

    great tutorial for that block...I have been mulling over that one and had decided to go around it! Thank you very much