Sunday, August 1, 2010

Block 95

This week's block is one of the edge blocks.  This one is interesting in that you take the same approach regardless of the approach you're taking.

Here are the pieces set out and ready to go.  The stack of squares is set out for 1/2 square triangles.

Here the 1/2 square triangles have been pieced.

I've added the posts for the top triangle.  And started working on connecting the triangles.

Here the first border has been added to the top  1/2 of the block.  For the bottom 1/2, the triangles have been put together.

Borders have been added to the top and bottom halves.

I didn't feel like working out the math for the bottom triangle, so now I'm trimming up the bottom.  I've placed the 45 degree marker against the seam to get the correct angle to trim at.

Here is what it looks like after trimming.

Here are both halves of the block completed and ready for trimming.

If you have been making each half separately, you'll trim your blocks preserving the 1/4 inch seam allowance.

If you've been making the block and then cutting it in half, you'll trim the block removing the 1/4 inch seam allowance.

And here is the block all trimmed up.

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