We have a few new people who have drunk the koolaid! Welcome Merumo and Gwendie. I hope you have a great time on your journey.
There was a question on how to use the line diagrams to figure out what to do. It's a little daunting, isn't it. I remember when I finally picked up the book, all excited to start and then found pages and pages of line diagrams and no further directions.
Within the book, the line diagrams are drawn to scale. It just shows the finished measurement for each block and corresponding element.
As a general rule:
- for Squares and Rectangles - add 1/2" to each of finished height and width measurements. (1/4" seam allowance for each side)
- for 1/2 square triangles - Cut a square 7/8" (1 inch if you want a little wiggle room and are willing to trim your squares) larger than one of the short triangle sides (not the hypotenuse). Then cut the square in half diagonally. You'll end up with two triangles.
(If this doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll try to show things with pictures.)
Those two simple rules of thumb were everything required to figure out how to cut everything for this block.
This block shows the outer small (white & red in the picture below) squares as partially cut off. I didn't bother trying to figure out that measurement, I just cut the full square. It'll work itself out when I trim the finished block.