Monday, October 01, 2012

Modern Half-Square Triangle Quilt-a-Long Block 4

Good morning! Here is block four for your sewing enjoyment! 

(If you are just joining us, information about materials can be found here, and here are the previous blocks: Block 1Block 2Block 3

8 3.5" squares of Color A
8 3.5" squares of Color B

*note* these are the essential materials for each block, so you can cut several blocks worth of fabric at once to save time!

I hope you're not too sick of sewing, pressing and trimming half square triangles! I think it actually helps me to make a bunch, press them, and trim them one block's worth at a time. Makes it less overwhelming!

Create your blocks, following the same procedure as last week. If you need help making your blocks, please see this post. You should end up with 16 2.5" squares. Ready to lay out your block? Here we go!





(Sorry for these crummy pictures. We actually got some much needed rain, but it rained almost all weekend. The light in my sewing room is less than ideal!)

After you have sewn your squares into rows, press your seams. I like to press odd numbered rows to the left, and even to the right. It helps to use a small piece of paper to number your rows. I like the tiny post-it notes. 

After pressing, you are ready to sew your rows together! Pin, if necessary, but I find that these short rows don't require pinning. 


Press one final time, and voila! Another finished block! Only 68 to go! The first half of the first row is done, and we've finished one month's worth of blocks! Pat yourself on the back! Remember to add your blocks to our flickr group!


  1. Wow! Is love to join this. Do only cardinal and red for my alma mater USC! I'll have to catch up to you later though. to much on the stove already. Can't wait!

  2. Thank you! Soon ready to post on Flickr.