Let's recap some of the blocks and then I'm going to show you how to set them on point. And let you see how I cut the "wrong" fabric and had to start all over.
|One block of 8|
|Second block of 8|
|3rd block of 8|
My blocks are 11-1/2" unfinished. That means they will finish to 11". For that size block, I need to cut TWO squares 8-3/4" and then cut each into two triangles (for a total of 4 corner triangles).
|Cut two 8-3/4" squares in half for a total of 4 triangles|
Chart link is below - don't panic!
For setting an 11" finished block on point, I need 17" squares, which will be cut into four equal sized triangles. I need 6, so I cut two 17" squares. This way the LONG outside edge will run along the outside of the quilt and again, no bias. The formula is: Finished block size MULTIPLIED by 1.414 PLUS 1.25" (for side triangles).
|17" square cut into four equal sized side setting triangles|
I'll let you in on a little secret: if you don't like the way one block looks, what makes you think you'll like 8 of them? I took the triangles off and put away all that fabric. Yes, I did! It's only fabric!
|The "Too Much Green" quilt|
What do you think?
|Better contrast (I think)|
And what does the finished quilt center look like? Allow me!
|Magic Spinning Pinwheels quilt center: 31" x 47"|
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