Block 49 - Card Trick
I thought yet another precision pieced block was in order. If you're new to precision piecing, just go slow, be aware of the 1/4" seam allowance and PIN!
|You need four fabrics for the cards and one for the background.|
From the background, cut:
1 - 3 1/4" square. Cut in half on both diagonals to make 4 quarter-square triangles
2 - 7 7/8" squares. Cut in half on one diagonal to make 4 half-square triangles
From EACH of the four card fabrics, cut:
1 - 3 1/4" square. Cut in half on both diagonals to make 4 quarter-square triangles. You only need 2 per card.
1 - 7 7/8" squares. Cut in half on one diagonal to make 2 half-square triangles
You'll notice I didn't cut these oversize this time. Quarter0-square triangles are hard to deal with oversized. It's best just to cut and sew accurately.
|Lay out the cut pieces as they will look when finished. This is a very tricky block to piece. It's easy to get confused so go slow and pay attention.|
|First make the center units that go on the outside rows.|
|Sew the two small triangles together and press to one side.|
|Sew the two units together and press.|
|Repeat with all four units.|
|Make four half-square triangle units for the outer four squares.|
|Make a quarter-square unit with the center triangles.|
|I did mine wrong and had to use the reserved triangles to get it right! Be careful when sewing!|
|Lay out the 9 units and sew together like a 9-Patch block. Pin so the points all come out reasonable well. The block will be 6 1/2" unfinished when done.|