I actually have a lot of left over half-square triangles from my market sewing,
so I specifically looked for a block that used those pieces.
I used half-square triangles from the same fabrics for both of my blocks, but because they have different center fabrics you don't really notice the similarities.
Here is what you'll need: (the directions for the half-square triangles give you enough half-square triangles for both blocks. If you're only making one block, save the extra half-square triangles for next month's block).
- Four squares 2" x 2" of four different print fabrics
- Four squares 2" x 2" background fabric for corner squares
- Eight squares 3" x 3" background fabric for half-square triangles
- Eight squares 3" x 3" of eight different print fabrics for half-square triangles.
First, make the half-square triangles using this method. Trim the half-square triangles to measure 2" x 2".
Sew the four print squares together to make the center section. Arrange your half-square triangles around the center section so that you're pleased with the colors and layout. Sew the half-square triangle blocks together in pairs as shown.
To make sure your four-patch in the middle is extra flat, use this technique to "flip" the seam.
I always press my half-square triangle blocks open...it helps them lay flat. And I've pressed the seams in between the half-square triangles open as well.
Sew the background squares to the top and bottom half-square triangle sections and sew the half-square triangle sections to the left and right sides of the four-patch.
Sew the three sections together, and press the rows open or toward the center section.
Make a second block if you're making the 12 block sampler!
Hope you're enjoying making all of these blocks! Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!