Grab a stack of fabrics from the scrap pile. Cut a square-ish chunk from the stack, any size with which you wish to play!
Stack and cut triangles–right up my alley. Make a cut right through at an angle on one side. Your second cut should start down a little from the top on the other side. That gives you room to trim without cutting off your point after the block is sewn together.
Switch the center triangle by moving the top one to the bottom of the stack and sew each side…and I hit a “Duh!” moment. I sewed the full cut side (right side in the picture) first and then sewed the shorter cut side.
It will work, but take a closer look at the top.
It’s supposed to have the full cut side covering that shorter cut side! I did sew the rest of them the correct way.
Make quite a few and get a feel for the best size in which to trim them. You can always add a strip to a small one, if you need it.
Don’t forget that these can be more like rectangles than squares when you make them this way. And they don’t even all have to be the same size. I only made the height on each of mine the same for ease of assembly.
You can certainly make these with only a couple of fabrics at a time. There will be a bit more variation of the angles that way. I had such a huge stack of fabric that I kept cutting and sewing until I had enough for an entire quilt!
I also thought about mixing these with solid color blocks or with other pieced blocks, but those are variations for another quilt, another time!
Next time we’ll look at my favorite quick block…wonky nine-patch.