Modern Monday - Block 16
|Square Within A Square|
Block 16 - Square Within A SquareOkay, I know this is way too much like the Snowball Variation block (Block 10), but it is a Traditional standard with good Modern potential. Originally I was going to piece it traditionally only in my Modern colors, but at the last minute I decided to go wonky with it. I'm glad I did!
I chose my new orange/pink print for the main print and white for the surrounding triangles. Now would be a good time to look at all your blocks as a whole and start thinking about the colors. Do you have too much of one or not enough of another? That's how I chose the white, rather than gray for the triangles. I have them all on the design wall and decided that I don't have enough white, so I'm going to work on adding those in for a while.
Cutting: Since this is wonky, you're going to have to fly by the seat of your pants with it. I cut about a 5" square for the center and then cut it off kilter. Then I cut large, over-sized triangles for the outer edges.
|Here's my fabrics. I love my new print!|
|Here's how they look once they are cut.|
|First, sew on one side. I didn't worry about centering the triangle since it's all wonky to begin with, centering doesn't matter. Press to the outside. Then sew the next triangle on.|
|At this point, it's good to check to make sure you cut your triangles big enough. So far so good. Add the third triangle.|
|After measuring the third triangle, I added the fourth. These look good! I trimmed to 6 1/2" and called it good! I really like the way this one turned out.|