They say that "diamonds are a girl's best friend" and sticking with that theme, I'm showing you how to create a Gemstone block. Create this in your favourite gem colour (mine would be green for emeralds) and you can have a whole quilt full of sparklies. To create one block you'll need:
This might be the simplest quick quilt block that there is and it makes for a really quick and easy quilt project. Some people call this flipped corners block, but I know it as the Snowball block. To make this block you will need:
This one is one of my favourites: the Stitch and Flip Block. I've made a few table runners using this versatile block and I know that you'll create lots of projects with it too!This is a very simple block that only uses two fabrics for each block. Here's what you'll need:
I'm featuring another quick block that can be created from half-square triangles or half square triangles or HST - it seems there are lots of ways to name these cute little units. These Combination Blocks contain three fabrics so I would suggest that you have a contrast between them for the proper effect. You'll need:
1 square of fabric
1 half-square triangle the same size as your fabric square
I'm working on an hourglass unit. These little units are created from half-square triangles. You'll get two hourglass units from two half-square triangles. Hourglass units are versatile and I'm sure you'll find lots of uses for them in your quilts.
This sounds like a multiplication exercise, doesn't it? Last week I showed you how to make four half-square triangles from two pieces of fabric. Now, I'm going to up the game and show you a technique to make eight half-square triangles from two pieces of fabric. That's twice as many HST's! This is the multiplication part of the episode :)
I'm going to show you how to create four half-square triangles (or half square triangles, whichever you prefer) from two pieces of fabric. Okay, maybe this also sounds like a magic trick and it really does work like magic, but it isn't.