Today we’ll be tackling Block B. Here she is:
This block consists of three different units:
So, the first black square should be cut at 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”. That’s the easy one. There is one black square in every Block B, that means you’ll need 8 since there are 8 of Block B in this quilt.
Now, the black & white half-square triangles (HST) – this will be a repeat from the instructions given for Block A, since they are the exact same unit:
Scrappy look: (finished unit size) 3 + 7/8” (constant) = 3 7/8”. I cut 3 7/8” squares of each fabric (in the example above it would be black & white fabrics) and then cut each of the squares in half diagonally from corner to corner. Then all you would need to do is sew together two triangles (one white and one black) along the diagonal (bias) using a 1/4” seam, press it to the darker fabric and you will end up with a 3 1/2” HST unit.
Two fabrics only: If using only two fabrics, I would have made my HST units according to these directions I posted some time ago: making half-square triangles. Because this method will crank out 8 HST units at a time, it is faster and more accurate than the “add a 7/8 inch” method.
You will need four black & white HST units for each Block B times 8 blocks in quilt = 32 needed.
Lastly, the green & white unit:
Scrappy look: cut a green rectangle 3 1/2” x 2” and a white rectangle 3 1/2” x 2”. Sew the two patches of fabric together along the long sides using a 1/4” seam. Press toward the green fabric.
Two fabrics only: from fabric yardage, cut a 2” strip selvedge to selvedge of each the green and white fabrics. Along the long edges, sew the strips together right-sides facing using a 1/4” seam. Open the strip set pressing toward the green fabric. Sub-cut the strip set into 3 1/2” widths, which will yield 3 1/2” squares.
There are four of these units needed for each Block B, which means you’ll need a total of 32 for the entire quilt.
Lay out the units to make the block, sew the units into rows, and then sew the rows together to complete the block. Repeat the process for the other 7 Block B blocks.
Once all Block A blocks and Block B blocks are completed, assemble the quilt top as shown above. Use this tutorial for help: sewing together a quilt top.