Yesterday I took a little Easter time out and enjoyed some crafty time. I decided I should make an example block for my Pieced Together Quilting Bee friends. I had experimented with half square triangles while preparing for my month, but with fabric scraps, not my actual fabrics. So yesterday I put together a block using my menswear shirting and kona cotton solid fabrics I sent out for the bee.
I really, really love how it turned out and just can't wait to see all the finished block.A few details to share about the block:
- Finished block size is 17.25 x 17.25 inches
- Individual half triangle squares are 4.5 x 4.5 inches
- I used a combination of techniques to piece my block. First was the traditional half square triangle technique of placing two squares right sides together, drawing a diagonal line, sewing 1/4 inch on each side of the line and then cutting down the diagonal to create two complete squares. Second was to cut squares on the diagonal to create two triangles and then pair up two triangles and sew 1/4 inch seams. Both techniques created the same size block.
Hope this helps clear up any questions my fellow quilting bee-ers may have.