Summer in the Southwest is HOT, inspiring me to pull my deepest orange for this project!
Finished block = 13.5" x 17"
Although there are bias edges to be careful with, this is an easy block and a fun method...
1. Select three fabrics with good contrast.
Fabric One: Cut your center fabric 6.5" Square.
Fabric Two: Cut four pieces of the contrast fabric, (to be sewn next to the center):
2 - 3.5" x 6.5"
2 - 3.5" x 12.5"
Fabric Three: Cut two squares of the outer fabric, 9 3/8" , then cut them diagonally in half.
3. Starch and press your pieces for best results when working with bias edges.
Sew one 3.5" x 12.5"rectangle to the other side of your center square and press those seams outward.
Sew one triangle to each side of your pieced square, and press those seams outward as well, toward the triangles.
9. P ress the center seam open, and the other seams outward to complete the block.
Someday, this will be a fun tote bag!
Soon, I hope!