Two blocks today! They're super simple yet have striking results. One is all half square triangles, the other is strip pieced.
Here's the first one: Annie's Choice
You'll need (8) 4" squares of background fabric and (8) 4" squares of print fabric.
There are several ways to make half square triangles. I'm in the cut it a little bit bigger and trim down to square it up camp. So I usually go with an inch larger than what I want my finished piece to be. In this case, I want a 3" finished hst unit, so I cut my squares to 4". Technically, if you can rock the perfect 1/4" seam, you can cut everything to 3 7/8" and be done with it. For me, I hate measuring to the 1/8th inch and I'm not always perfect on that 1/4" seam. So, I go big and trim.
Draw a diagonal line on the back of all of your background pieces (I use a ruler and mechanical pencil.) Match each of these up with a print square, right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on each side of the diagonal line. Cut units in half on the line. Press open (I press to the dark side) and then trim to 3 1/2".
Lay your blocks out like this:
Sew in rows then in columns and you're done!
Next block: Basket weave
Cut strips 1.5" wide x wof (width of fabric)
Cut 3 from fabric A
Cut 3 from fabric B
Sew together strip sets: ABA then BAB.
Press seams to the darker fabric. Sub cut these strips to 3.5" units. You should cut 8 units from each strip set.
Arrange your blocks like this:
Sew in rows and columns and you're finished! Two more blocks!
Here's what mine look like so far:
Thanks for sewing with me. See you next month!