We're entering the second week of the quilt along! I hope everyone is getting their first block together nicely. If you have any questions, just send me an email. I don't bite ;).
EDIT - I've been having problems with Blogger. I tried posting the tutorial last night, but for some reason, I couldn't upload pictures! Arg! I am so sorry. Is anyone else having this problem??
Okay, so for block #2, you will need the following -
4 - 3 7/8" squares in coordinating but contrasting prints.
4 - 4 1/4" squares in coordinating but contrasting prints.
Borders - I use 2 1/2" strips in white.
Cutting the squares -
Cut the 3 7/8" squares in half, diagonally, making 2 half square triangles.
Cut the 4 1/4" squares in half, diagonally, twice, making 4 small triangle.
Okay so now you have a set of larger triangles and a set of smaller triangles. Take two of the smaller triangles and sew them together. Add on a larger triangle, making a square. Repeat until all the triangles are sewn together.
|Sewing the two smaller triangles|
|Adding the half-square triangles, making a square|
Arrange the squares into 4 hourglass blocks and sew together. It should look like this -
Sew the four pieces together. You will notice that the four sub-blocks make a pinwheel in the center. Make sure your placement of each small triangle is correct so that the colors alternate.
Add the borders.
And you're done!
Don't forget, if you have any questions, just give me a holler! ;)