Most of the fabric already cut up into squares and rectangles.
Pardon the poor picture quality - I was the photographer. I should stick to sewing.
Next, you draw diagonal lines on half the blocks - I chose the
lighter fabric to draw on for obvious reasons. Stack the
one with the line on top of the right side of a patterned square.
Then you line up your presser foot to make a scant 1/4"
seam down one side of the line...
turn the square around and repeat down the other
side of the line.
Cut down the line you drew...
and press open the square, pressing the seam to the
side of the patterned fabric.
Last thing, clip those little corner tails off. I don't know
what you really call them, but corner tails seemed an
apt description. Isn't this just the neatest way to make
a double triangle square?
At least I thought it was great 'til I got to thinking about how many of those little corner tails I was going to have to cut. 1008!! Nope, not a typo - 1008. It's a 12 inch block, so it will take 42 blocks to form the quilt. 4 of these large squares per block. 8 of the small squares/block. 2 corner tails/square. Equals 1008 tails.
Oh well - I still think it's pretty neat. I'm sure it's much better than trying to piece that many little triangles.
It's great when you start to see the pattern come together.
Yep - it's still great.
Three blocks almost done.
The first completed block.
The first four laid out to give you an overall idea of the pattern.
So that's what I've been up to - you know, along with all the other mundane stuff like grocery shopping, paying bills, cooking, and washing clothes - oh, and school. Much to the girls chagrin, I've not forgotten that.