it's my turn on the Fabri-Quilt Blog Hop - a little late due to a delay in my computer getting fixed and some software issues when it returned! Anyway, here's my block
Simple Scrappy Block
I wanted to make a block that would tessellate, and be as suitable with lots and lots of colours as with just 6! Put this together with some more blocks, and it will form pinwheels, and also some little Broken Dish units to give structure to all the scrappy mayhem!
Firstly, pick out two colours for the half square triangles - I chose the darkest (dark blue) and lightest (white). From these fabrics cut 2 x 3”7/8 squares. On the light fabric, draw a diagonal line on the back of each square.
When sewn, cut on the drawn line:
Trim off the dog ears:
Now, the block requires 36 2" squares. As I have 4 other fabrics, I can cut 9 of each. If you are doing a scrappy block, they could be all different! In addition to the 2" squares, you will also need 6 x 2”3/8 squares, as well as 3 x 2" 3/8 squares of both the white and the dark blue fabrics. Make 12 half square triangle units.
Starting with the short rows between the corner units, sew into rows.
Press this seam open to reduce bulk, and sew a corner unit to each end. Repeat for the other end of the block. Sew all remaining rows together, and press open. Hey presto, a really easy block!
I hope you like this little block and this Blog Hop! Thank you so much to Fabri-Quilt, our sponsors, and the lovely lovely ladies at the 2015 New Bloggers who have arranged this and spent so much time and effort on it. I'm off now to catch up on all the other blocks that have been posted!