Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hovering Hawks

This is number #52 according to the FW.  When I recommend you cut triangles, you can always use strips and cut them with right sides together.  I am working from scraps, so this generally isn't possible for me.  It does speed things up if you use strips because they are already lined up and ready to sew. 


Color 1:
4- 2" squares
8- 1 1/2" finished half squares (2" strip EA)

Color 2:
10 - 1 1/2" finished half squares 2" strip (EA)
2 - 3 finished half squares (3 1/2" stgrip EA)


Sew all the half squares together (6) and trim if necessary to measure 2".  Join 4 of the half squares with the squares to make 4 -3 1/2" four patches. 

Join the remainging 2 half squares with the remaining small triangles and use your easy angle to trim to 3" finished half square.

Join the 3" finished half square units with the 3" finished half squares to make a a 3 1/2" square.

Trim away the corner of the 3 1/2" square using the take away method. 
Add the remaining 2 triangles to the corners to complete the 3 1/2" squares.  Square up to 3 1/2" if necessary.

Join the 4 squares to complete the 6 1/2" block.
This is the back of the block if you want to see how I pressed mine.  The fianal join seemed thick, so I pressed that seam open.

Block 51 Hovering birds is almost identical.  You may want to do this one in also.

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