Our next block! Over all, it's not so bad mostly 1/2 square triangles but there were a few little gotchas.
For the diamonds, normally I just measure the centre diamonds and then add the outer triangles. This time, the centre diamonds were not simple measurements. So, instead I used the method where you cut squares (for the outer triangles) and draw a line diagonally through the square to create the outer triangles. For this, the measurements for the centre diamond is a square (A in the picture below) A + 1/2". Each of the outer triangles are squares B + 1/2".
Here are the cut pieces ready to go. (See the trial run for the diamonds measurements. :)
Here are the pieces of the block all ready to go. There is one more little gotcha. If you measure the outer 1/2 square triangles, they're different sizes. Of the three 1/2 square triangle on each side, only one is actually a square. The other two are 1/8" narrower. When you're cutting these rectangles, pay attention to where the darks are. They're opposite (tops & bottoms and sides). If you don't pay attention, you'll be creating more 1/2 square triangles. (Ask me how I learned that. :)
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