EQ7 calls this block "Old Maid's Puzzle", and it was pretty simple to make!
(If you are following along with EQ make sure that the block is a 9" finished size.)
For this one you will need -
Background (mine is beige) -
5 - 3+1/8" squares - 3 for the HST (half square triangles)
- 2 cut in half on the diagonal
4 - 2+3/4" squares
Print A (mine is dark red) -
1 - 5+3/8" square cut in half on the diagonal
Print B (mine is pink) -
2 - 3+1/8" squares for the HST
Print C (mine is blue) -
1 - 3+1/8" square for the HST
With the 3+1/8" whole squares, make the HST in the regular way (draw a diagonal line, sew ¼" on either side and cut in half), press the seams towards the background. Trim the HST to 2+3/4" (there will be 4 of print B and 2 of print C).
Tip - chain sew the HST down one side of the lines and then turn at the end and back down the other side of the lines.
With the four print B HST and the 2+3/4" squares make these two blocks. Trim them to 5"squares.
With the two print C HST and the four background triangles (half of the 3+1/8" squares) make these triangle sections. Join to the print A triangles. Trim these to 5" squares also.
The sections are all ready to be sewn together.
Trim the block to 9½" square.
I pressed the seams to one side on this one, and pressed the bulky centers open.
Two #5 blocks finished! I hope you enjoy making this one too!
Check out the other blocks on Flickr!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!