Wednesday, January 18, 2012
four-patches found a home
Then I tried this arrangement too.
Let's see, what else can I come up with. Oops, I can see I will need to be careful that I turn the four-patches the same way in each block.
I don't keep quarter-square triangles precut and waiting from scraps, so I had to cut those. I am making 12" blocks, so using 3 1/2" strips and the companion angle I cut 4 triangles for each star. Anytime I use the companion angle, I always cut a half-square triangle from the end of the strip first, otherwise that scrap is wasted. Here I am using the Omnigrid 96L ruler (The Easy Angle ruler works the same). I will finish the strip cutting half-square triangles too. If the scrap isn't big enough, then I will cut a smaller triangle or square. Those get filed for a future project.
I'll get these large flying geese units sewn up quickly. I want to get back to the Birds in the Air blocks.