Traditional Tuesday - Block 37
|Birds in the Air|
Block 37 - Birds in the AirI don't know any history on this block, but I do know it's old. It has double appeal to me - it's a great scrap-buster pattern and it is very graphic. Plus a third, it's easy!
|This is a new, pretty blue print I got recently. It blends well a blue Moda Marble and cream solid I already had.|
- From the blue, cut 3 - 2 7/8" squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal to make 6 triangles.
- From the cream, cut 2 - 2 7/8" squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal. We only need 3 triangles for this block.
- From the print, cut 1 - 6 7/8" square. Cut in half on the diagonal. We only need 1 triangle for this block.
|Here's the squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal and sew three each together to make 3 half-square triangles. Press to the dark and trim the dog ears off. HTSs should be 2 1/2" each.|
|Lay out the pieces as they will look when pieced and sew together in rows. Press to one side so the seams oppose when the rows are joined.|
|Join the rows and press.|
|Pin the pieced triangle to the print triangle and sew. Press open to finish your 6 1/2" block.|
Pretty traditional setting with odd border. Could it have been added later?
Blue and tan stripe gives this a neat optical illusion. Interesting border, too.
Contemporary example with nice non-traditional setting.
Traditional setting, but with the non-traditional color placement, it looks unusual.