The color for this month is lime green, but I don't have a lot of lime, so most of mine will be light green. Here is the block for this month's row:
Let's get started. . .the steps and measurements shown are for a 6-inch block. As always, other sizes are given at the end of the construction directions.
From the green, cut 1 4-1/4 inch square, and 4 2-3/8 inch squares. From a background color, shown here in white, cut the same--1 4-1/4 inch square and 4 2-3/8 inch squares.
Now take the green and white 4-1/4 inch squares and cut them corner to corner twice, making 4 smaller triangles.
Take the 4 smaller squares of each color and cut them in half diagonally once, making a total of 8 small triangles of each color.
That's all the cutting! Let's make this block!
Take the triangles made from cutting the larger squares and stack them as shown:
Stitch all of these together along the center line. You should end up with 4 units like this:
Put these aside, and take the triangles made from cutting the smaller squares. Stack them like this:
Stitch on the center line, making 8 units like this:
Take the units that you just stitched, and lay them out like this, in 4 pairs:
Stitch and press. You should end up with 4 of these units.
Take the larger triangle units and lay them out with the smaller triangle units like this:
Stitch and press. You should have 4 of these final units.
Lay out the 4 units as shown and assemble your block!
That was easier than it looked, wasn't it? Ten of these will make a 60-inch row, and 6 will make a 36-inch row. Measure to be sure your row is 60-1/2 inches, and then you're ready for the final assembly of the quilt!
Use two different greens for the block, one for the larger triangles and one for the smaller ones. A picture of this variation is below. You could also use two completely different colors. Blue or yellow might be good choices to go with the green.
Reverse the colors for a different effect.
For a very cute (but very fiddly) 4-inch finished block, cut 1 square of each color 3-1/4 inches for the larger triangles, and 4 squares 1-7/8 inches for the smaller triangles.
For a 9-inch block, use 5-3/4 inch squares for the larger triangles and 4 3-1/8 inch squares for the smaller triangles.
For a 12-inch block, use 7-1/4 inch squares for the larger triangles and 4 3-7/8 inch squares for the smaller triangles. Or make 4 different 6-inch blocks and combine them into a 12-inch square. I opted for the larger pieces in two different greens for my 12-inch block:
Happy sewing, everyone!
Linking to Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, WIP Wednesday, and at soscrappy for RSC15.