This video tutorial makes 2 pieces like the one above. The full block is made with 4 pieces.
The math for this block isn’t 100% correct. What I mean by that is that you may find that if you cut your strips at 2 1/2 inch intervals, the last strip will be less than 2 1/2 inches.You can see that on my video. That’s because the half square triangle is 9 1/2 inches square not 10.
That doesn’t affect the end result. Just sew the narrower strip with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance to compensate a bit. That’s what I did, though I’m not sure it was necessary.
How to make this block
For each 4 piece patchwork block, you need:
- two 10 inch squares in red
- two 10 inch squares in light grey
- four 2 1/2 inch x 9 1/2 inch strips of red fabric
With this block there are variety of quilt designs you can make:
Buzz saw quilt
An unusual placement of this block makes this quilt:
In two colours