This is such a versatile block. It’s made from Half Square Triangles and you can change the appearance simply by rotating the blocks. This will look great as a quilt or table runner. You can watch the video on how to make this block at the bottom of the page.
What you need.
- 1 piece of light fabric measuring 8″ x 8″
- 1 piece of dark fabric measuring 8″ x 8″
- 4 pieces of the light fabric measuring 5″ x 5″
- 4 pieces of contrast fabric measuring 5″ x 5″
First we make the large half square triangles. We do have a video tutorial devoted to different methods on how make half square triangles.
We are making 4 half square triangles so we place our light fabric on top of the dark fabric and sew a ¼” seam around the edge of the square.
Now cut across the square on both diagonals to get 4 half square triangles.
Press the seams on each hst to the dark side and trim each hst to 5″.
Next we make the small half square triangles. By using our method you will end up with 32 half square triangles but we will only be using 28 to make up our large block. So you will have some left over for the next block or another project.
Draw a line on both diagonals. Sew ¼” down either side of the drawn lines.
Place your ruler at the half way mark of the square. My square was 5″ so I line up the ruler at 2½” and cut. Turn your square and do the same again. Now cut down both diagonal lines. This gives you 8 half square triangles.
Press each triangle with the seam to the dark side and trim to 2″.
Lay out the pieces to form the pattern that you desire. Take your time to play and have a bit of fun with this one as there are so many variations that you can do.