Okay, here is our first tough one. There are enough pieces that I didn't want to count them. :)
There are lots of 1/2 square triangles in this one, unfortunately they're not all square and they're not nice measurements to work out, so paper piecing it is.
I'm not sure, if you can see it in the picture below, but I numbered the columns A, B, C, etc in addition to numbering the paper piecing order. I needed to to keep track of them when putting things together. I also labeled each piece (L)ight, (M)edium, and (D)ark so I knew what fabric to put where. (It's a little tough when everything is all sliced apart)
After the prep, it's all easy. Here everything is paper pieced, trimmed, and ready to go. Unfortunately, I was on such a role that I forgot to take pictures of the intermediary steps.
I first sewed the centre stripes together to make the centre square. Then I removed the paper and pressed everything. Then I added the corners, just like I would for a square in a square block.
And now we have our first tough block done. Yeah!!
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