This is my gift to you, yep, it’s a freebie.
- Finished block measures 6″
Mrs Martin’s Tip
You may or may not know this but l discovered it a long time ago and it might help you. Have you ever cut out a stack of blocks, say 4″? You join 4 rows of 4 blocks. Then you join the 4 rows together and you struggle to get them to join properly?
Do you know about warp and weft? To experiment take a 10″ block of fabric, one side of the block will stretch when you pull it, the other side doesn’t. If you listen carefully when you try to stretch it there are 2 completely different sounds. As long as you sew all the warp sides together and all the weft sides (Weft, goes weft (left) to right across the bolt) together for each row, the blocks will fit beautifully. If they don’t theres a good chance that you have sewn a stretchy side to a not stretchy side. If that’s not the problem, then you have probably mucked up your cutting!
- 4 x blue 2 1/2″ squares
- 2 x blue 2 7/8″ squares, crosscut to make 4 half square triangles
- 2 x red 2 7/8″ squares, crosscut to make 4 half square triangles
- 1 x red 2 1/2″ square
Making the Block, refer to the pic
- Make half square triangle first, then join rows