We starting our second week of the mystery quilt. At the end of this week you will have ten ornament blocks!
This week you will learn to make a checkerboard block and blocks using half-square. In the You Tube Tutorial, I show you several techniques for making half-square triangles using the traditional method and the Triangles On A Roll (paper) method. I also included a section in the tutorial for fussy-cutting the center block versus using half-square triangles.
The checkerboard block is quite simple, so I decided to add a twist to it. It looks like I cut each little bow, but I did not. I used the strip technique. In the You Tube tutorial I show you how to line up your strips so you can center the bows in the block.
I would love to see your blocks, so please post them in our “Quilting with Sandy” Facebook group.
Here are my six blocks. I used a variety of prints and backgrounds for my blocks.