Tuesday, October 27, 2009


It was so cold and dreary yesterday it never got light enough for me to take photos.
No foundation piecing today.
I reverse appliqued the small triangles because it looks like that's what Jane may have done.

Out of background fabric, cut:
2 squares 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
1 square 1 5/8" x 1 5/8"
2 strips 7/8" x 2 3/4"
2 strips 7/8" x 2"

Out of main block fabric, cut:
1 square 1 5/8" x 1 5/8"
2 squares 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

Draw a diagonal line corner to corner on the wrong side of the 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" background fabric square.

Place the background fabric square right sides together with the matching main fabric square and stitch 1/4" from the drawn line on both sides.
Cut on the line and press the two half square triangles open.

Referring to the block diagram assemble the center block section by sewing the four small squares together.

Sew a 7/8" x 2" strip to two opposing sides of the square.
Sew a 7/8" x 2 3/4" strip to the top and bottom of the square.
Cut the 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" main fabric squares in half on the diagonal.

Sew the main fabric triangles to the center block section.
Sew two opposing triangles first and then the remaining two.

Trim the block section to 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" square.
Print or trace the block diagram onto the dull side of freezer paper and cut out the four outside triangles as in the photo below.
Iron each triangle to the right side of background fabric and cut out, leaving 1/4" seam allowance.
Cut the triangular notch out of each section, leaving a small seam allowance.

Cut four matching triangles out of main block fabric and lay them right side up on the table.  Place the background fabric triangles (with the freezer paper) right side up on top of them.
Baste through all layers far enough from the edge of the small notched triangle for the seam allowances to be  turned under when you applique.

Turning the background fabric seam allowance under, reverse applique each small triangle.  Trim away the excess main block fabric.

Retrim the seam allowances to 1/4" if need be.
Sew the triangles to the main block section.
Sew an opposing pair first and then the other two triangles.

1 comment:

  1. Oh!!! This is all new to me! I'll have to come back here in the new year and give it a try! Thanks!