Quilt Along, Block Two
Are you still with us? How are your own blocks coming along? Here is our second block in the Benartex Everyone's a Star Quilt Along. I will also show you my steps in making that triangle pieced unit.
My method for stitching those 1/4 square triangle units is to cut two squares 1-1/4" larger than the finished size of the unit (4"). A white print and a red print square: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4". I drew lines along BOTH diagonals on the wrong side of the light print. Stitched 1/4" along both sides of ONE line. Cut them apart first on the NON-stitched line.
Then I cut along the other diagonal line:
Can we see them? I now have two units of each orientation. I will only use the ones on the left.
I combine a two-triangle unit with a black print triangle (cut from a 4-7/8" square):
To make the whole block I use:
And the final block?
Take a visit today to the next installment to see how Stephanie created her block using her collection. 2017 Everyone's a Star Quilt Along.
|Stephanie's Block: 12" finished|
|Stitched along ONE diagonal|
|Now I have four double-triangle units|
|All four units pressed open|
|A black triangle and a two-triangle unit ready to be sewn|
- Four of the units above
- Four squares cut 4-1/2" of one light print
- One square cut 4-1/2" of a second light print (for the center)
|Block parts with last two horizontal seams ready to be stitched|