|Finished 8" block|
For an 8” finished block you’ll need 3 layer cake squares, one light (blue floral), one medium (brown), and one dark (pink). Cut the following pieces from your layer cake squares.
From both the light and the dark cut a 5 ¼” square. Layer them right sides together and cut on both diagonals to yield four triangle pairs. (If you leave them together like this then it's quick to chain piece them.)
Also cut from the light a 2 ½” strip and Subcut into (4) 2 ½” squares.
From the medium print cut (4) 2 7/8” squares and cut them in half once on the diagonal to yield 8 triangles. **If you have an easy angle ruler, use it! Instead, cut (2) 2 ½” strips, layer them so they can be cut at the same time and cut 8 triangles. (Oops, the brown triangles aren't pictured.)
There's always quite a bit left over...I'm working on that part but, if you like the block when you're done then go ahead and make another out of leftovers from any month. :)
It might help to arrange all the cut pieces like this:
(Again, I left the large blue and pink triangles together once I got the hang of it.)
Sew the large blue and pink triangles together along the short edge. Press towards the pink (dark).
Repeat for the other three corner units. (This is called chain piecing. Do this whenever possible to make for quicker sewing.)
|Corner unit complete|
|Four quarters complete|