Modern Monday Block 37
|Birds in the Air|
Block 37 - Birds in the AirHonestly, this MM block took me a bit to warm up to. I think there is a point where wonky is too wonky for me and this may be it! I do like how the "birds" seem to really, really want to fly away though. It kind of makes me laugh! Maybe your version will make you smile, too!
|Orange print, coordinating orange solid and light gray.|
- Oversize is the name of the game for this block. Cut large squares of both the gray and orange solid. I stacked them and cut 2 sets of 4" squares.
- From just the orange, I cut 2 more 4" squares and cut them in half on the diagonal. You'll need only 3 of the triangles.
- From the print, you'll need to cut a triangle at least 8" long on each short side. (Think an 8" bock cut in half.) But I'd wait until the end to cut this.
|From the stacked squares, I made 3 half-square triangles. Draw or press a line diagonally from corner to corner and sew 1/4" from each side. Cut apart and press open to the orange. these will be roughly 3 1/2".|
|Trim each to 2 1/2". Skew your ruler to make each one off balance. You don't want them to be perfect HSTs. But don't go too far off! You want them to still resemble a triangle.|
|Lay out the units as they will look when pieced.|
|Sew together in rows and sew the rows together to make a large pieced triangle unit.|
|Now, cut your large triangle the same size as the pieced triangle. The two short edges on mine were 8", so I cut the orange print triangle the same size. Sew together and press to the plain triangle.|
|Lay your 6 1/2" ruler off balance and trim to 6 1/2". Skew it as much or as little as you like.|