Sunday, August 9, 2009

Block 19

This block has quite a few 1/2 square triangles along the edge.  I really didn't want to leave the square with all sorts of biased edges exposed.  So, I made the corner blocks using the regular formula for 1/2 square triangles but, for the edges, I cut 1/4 square triangles.  To make them large enough, I measured the short side of the triangle and added 1 3/4" inches to the measurement to get my measurement for the square.  Then I cut the square into 4 triangles as shown below.

Here is the block laid out and ready to go.  I've done the 1/2 square triangles for the centre pinwheel.

Once I completed the centre pinwheel, I approached this block as a little mini quilt set on point.  First I created strips.  The trick here is to pay attention to your pressing.  I made sure I pressed away from the pinwheel (to minimize bulk) and then made sure for each row I alternated the direction of my seams.

I then sewed the strips together.  Then I added the corner triangles.  I left them to last just because I like to.  There is no real reason they couldn't have been done as part of the strips.

And here is our next finished block.


Yvette said...

Love it!

Julianne said...

Hi there,

I have been following your blog for quite a few months and have been dying to start my NI quilt.
two weeks ago I did my first block and now I am seriously hooked!! I love your blocks and the red and white is really striking. I am following your instructions and am so glad I now have an easier way to do Flying Geese. I have done 9 blocks so far, and maybe I will catch up to you all!!

Thanks for your inspiration!!