Monday, May 01, 2017

Quilter's Recipe Box Unit Five - Quarter Square Triangle

The Quarter Square triangle is such a versatile unit - and it happens to be a part of one of my favorite quilts blocks - the Ohio Star!  This is actually not much harder than a half square triangle, you just have an extra seam in the middle to match up.

To cut the pieces for a Quarter Square Triangle, you cut a square 1 1/4 inches larger than the size of your finished unit and cut in half diagonally both directions.  For our Ohio Star blocks you will need 2 squares 4 1/4 inches of your background fabric and two squares 4 1/4 of a colored fabric - this will give you a total of 8 triangles of each color.  You will also need 4 3 1/2 inch background squares and 1 3 1/2 square of a focus fabric:

Sew your background and colored triangles in pairs - make sure to keep the same color on top for each pair so you end up with matching triangles!  Here's a video I made of the sewing process:

Once you have all four Quarter Square Triangle units sewn, arrange like below and sew together to complete your block.

I love the greens in this version!  Do you recognize the block from the center of the medallion I made last summer?
Thanks for following along!  The complete pattern for the Quilter's Recipe Box sampler is available here:

Quilter's Recipe Box Pattern

Come back next week for another block featuring this unit - can't wait to show you what I came up with!

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