Step 6 already! You will be pleased to know that you have finished cutting up fabric – now there’s only joining it all back together again. You can download a printable version of this week’s instructions here.
This week we will be working with the contents of Bag X.
In it you should have 18 Unit 1 squares and 36 Unit 5 half-square-triangles
Begin with the Unit 5 squares.
Stitch 4 BC squares as shown – first into pairs then into 4 to make a Pinwheel block.
Make 8 Pinwheel blocks
In the same way stitch the 4 DA squares together to make a Pinwheel block. Follow the photos carefully to be sure your fabric placements are correct.
Cut all the Unit 1 squares in half diagonally.
Take the AD Pinwheel and stitch C triangles to the four sides. Press carefully and trim. This is Block X1 – which may have an important role later on – so label it now.
TIP: Things seem to go more smoothly if you add triangles in a sequence of opposite pairs rather than working around the block. You’ll find that there is a small overlap when you align the triangle which is perfectly ok and gives a guide for seam allowance.
Take a BC Pinwheel block and stitch an E triangle to 3 sides and an A triangle to the fourth side. Press carefully and trim.
Make a total of 4 of these blocks. These will be Block X2. You may like to label them now, rather than later.
Take a BC Pinwheel and stitch an A and E triangle to opposite sides. Stitch second A and E triangles into position as shown
Press carefully and trim.
Make a total of 4 of these blocks. These can now be labelled Block X3
Put these newly-created and labelled blocks back in Bag X and breathe a sigh of relief.
This week’s double check:
Bag X should now contain – 1 Block X1; 4 Block X2; 4 Block X3.
Bag Y should now contain – 44 Unit 2 BDB; 4 Unit 2 ABA; 16 Unit 3 EB; 32 Unit 3 AB;
8 Unit 4 CECA; 4 Unit 4 CACA
Bag Z should now contain – 16 Unit 2 ABD; 16 Unit 3 EB; 16 Unit 3 AD