Anyway -- I didn't have time to actually sew this block together, but in case you do, here's the idea behind using setting triangles for making this block, rather than trimming and ending up with bias edges. This is the same concept as you would use with blocks set on point. Because I can never remember the equation, I use this resource: http://www.laurenandjessijung.com/resources_charts.html
I hope it makes sense!
1) You need:
- eight 2 1/2" squares outer color
- five 2 1/2" squares inner color
- two 4 1/8" squares sashing (for sides)
- two 2 3/8" squares sashing (for corners)
2) Cut the 4 1/8" squares on the diagonal twice; these will be used for the side setting spaces.
Cut the 2 3/8" squares on the diagonal once, and use these for the corners.
3) Arrange and sew in to rows on the diagonal (as Jolene showed!)
You want to keep the straight edges of the square lined up with the side of the triangle, so the acute angle edge of the triangle will stick out a little, and you'll have to trim the little "dog-ears." (this is what I'm talking about -- Kristen has yet to trim hers).
Hope this helps! Both methods work; I just prefer no bias edges!
These blocks are just adorable however you cut them! :)
Thank you again Jolene for your quilty genius.
(and now for a couple gratuitous cute kiddo pics)
Steiger likes to hold Scarlet's hand. ♥
And Daddy holding his baby girl.
And how Scarlet and I roll...
Oh wait! One more -- Steiger did this the other night, and I promise neither Jay nor I had any hand in arranging these letters...
But it did make us laugh.
Come back tomorrow!* I finished my "French Kisses" top and backing, and it's off to the quilter! I will show you the top, give you fabric requirements, and you can think about if you want to quilt along with us! (There might also be a giveaway involved... *hint hint*)
*"Tomorrow" is totally contingent on my two little ones... and whether or not my new glasses come in, because this morning I broke the nose pad off the ones I've been wearing the past three years.