The Puss-In-The-Corner blocks are in timeout until I decide how to proceed. My screensaver has been cycling thru quilt pics and this pinwheel on-point has been calling to me. Check out thequiltat Liberty Star, Renee Plains' blog.
Each block is constructed from 16 half square triangle units. I'm using the hst quick piecing method - each square set produces 8 identical hst! My hst's finish at 1 3/4". My usual method would be to cut one light/one dark square at 2 3/4" (add 1" to finished size) to produce two hst's. With this quick method you cut one light/one dark square at double that measurement - 5 1/2". Since I need 16 hst, I cut 2 light and 2 dark squares at 5 1/2". Draw lines point-to-point (one line NW to SE and one line NE to SW). Sew 1/4" on each side of both lines.
Cut the square in half horizontally and vertically (2 3/4" cutting line for this example). Cut each smaller square along drawn line to yield 8 hst. Trim each unit to 2 1/4" for finished 1 3/4" unit.
I've been contemplating my quilt resolutions for the New Year. I want to commit to completing a top from my 'Bucket List' next year. I have less than a week to make my pick!
Sunday night update
Today's progress. These blocks remind me of a line from You've Got Mail - "Don't you think that daisies are the friendliest flower?"
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