- 4 blocks of 3 1/2 inch squares in black
- 5 blocks of 3 1/2 inch squares in white
Take your squares and create three rows of patches.
Rotating the centre block into Diamonds
What I wanted to do is turn the blocks 45 degree.
Cut two squares measuring xxx and cut them so that you have four triangles. We are going to use these to rotate our block.
Sew them onto each side of your block making sure that they are in the middle. There is a bit of slack with the size of the triangles so that you can trim them down later.
Border around the Diamonds
Once the additional triangles are sewn on, trim the edges to make another square using 1/2 an inch allowance between the edge of the black squares (see the diagram).
The trimmed down square should be nice and neat.
Cut a strip of 2 1/2 inches by the width of the fabric in White.
Once the sides are sewn onto on your diamonds, press and trim.
Are you making these blocks as well? Add your pictures to the Flickr group.