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I’ve been making more blocks from half square triangles today. If you want to learn a quick way to make squares from half square triangles, read my previous post here. There are so many different ways to arrange these squares to give lots of different patterns and secondary patterns. I’ve used a five inch charm pack of 42 squares with another 42 five inch squares of bright white Moda Bella Solids to make 42 blocks like this.
If you swap the left and right columns of the patches in the photo above you would get lovely pinwheels. My tutorial for pinwheels is here.
I did actually intend to make pinwheels but then I stopped just before sewing the final seam and thought “I’ve made lots of pinwheels before.” That was enough to make me change my plan. So I’m calling these ones Gift Box blocks because they remind me of some origami gift boxes I’ve made before.
This is what they look like on the back. I like the way all the seams lie nice and flat without any need for snipping at the centre.
Zooming in on the centre…
Anyway, my 42 little Gift Boxes have now all been sashed with bright white this afternoon and I hope to quilt the top soon.
It is still chucking the heavens down here and it has been dark all day again. Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow……
What have you all been up to? I must go and take a look Avis x