Feb 28, 2014

Half-Square Triangle Sampler Part 3

Welcome back. I'm changing the rules a bit. This sampler has three blocks with different cutting dimensions. To keep things simple I'm sharing the instructions here for Block #4, #11, and #12.
Cut two squares, one light and one dark, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" each. Using diagram below as a guide draw a diagonal line corner to corner on the back of the light square. Layer and pin the marked square on top of the dark square right sides together. Sew  1/4" from each side of the drawn line. Press flat. Cut on the drawn line. Press open toward the dark fabric. You now have two Half-Square Triangles. Square up these units to measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" square.  For each block cut a center square 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".
These three blocks use eight (8) Half-Square Triangle units. Note color placement. Two of these blocks use three colors. Turn and sew the units together to create the block as shown.

                 Block #4                                                                                                   Block #11

Block #12

Need a quick gift? Choose your favorite block and make a placemat. My sample was made by cutting two pieces 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" for the side borders.

                                                                    Placemat sample

Visit me on March 7th for block #5 and #6.
Happy quilting,

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