A while back I made the Camo block using triangles and some had asked for the pattern for the block Finally, here it is...
15" Triangles galore block.
Depending on how you lay out your fabrics, you can make this block look different every time! That's part of the FUN in PLAYING!
For the Triangle Cut a piece of paper, 3 3/4'' by 4 1/2'' High.
Mark your top center by folding your paper in half to make a small crease, draw your lines, cut.
(I made an adjustment to my size on this template(new size in yellow)... It seems to be better...
Please give me a heads up if I still have it messed up...
Yes, I am math challenged and make mistakes, thanks for bearing with me.)
Now you have your Triangle to begin your play!
MAKE some Fabric from your scraps.
Two things to REMEMBER when your making fabric...
Keep your seams trimmed to 1/4'',
AND Keep the seams presses one way. This will help with ease of construction.
ALSO, use a SMALL #2 stitch length,
so that when you cut your triangles out of the made fabric your seams will not split apart
Cut 8 triangles from your MADE fabric
Cut two 5 1/2" squares of darker fabric for the corner setting.
Then cut once on the diagonal so you have 2 triangles.
Again, using your Triangle template, cut 8 triangles for your center.
I chose a solid and a print, cutting FOUR each.
For your star setting, CUT 16 TRIANGLES using the TEMPLATE.
Here I chose to cut 8 from a vintage yellow, and 8 from a polka dot yellow.
You can do some PLAY here, by changing the setting using Various colors.
Play and see what you come up with!
Lay your pieces out to see them clearly.
You will be sewing them together in WEDGES, using a scant 1/4" seam.
I prefer sewing the pieces together left to right to make the triangle wedge.
Keeping it consistent, makes for ease of construction.
I sewed the top LEFT triangle to the center top triangle, then added the TOP RIGHT triangle,
last, sew on bottom Triangle.
Do not rush your 1/4" seams, Take your time,and this blocks goes together perfectly.
Always trim OFF your POINTY bits... It will make your block go together smoothly!
Once you have your wedges sewn together...
Sew the TOP FOUR wedges together, then sew your Bottom wedges together.
TRIM THOSE POINTY BITS OFF!!!
Join your two HALVES, and add your corner setting triangles.
Makes a 15" block
You can also paper piece these and have perfect blocks.
When you make these blocks you MUST PIN at each critical point. This will save you a lot of WORK in getting your points to match up, both the traditional piecing AND the paper piecing.
Always press your seams open on the UNITS.
POST THEM TO THE FLICKR GROUP so we can all JOIN IN!
Also, Looking for more great Hexagon patterns?
I have a hexagon quilt pattern this month in Quilt Almanac 2012! ;-)