Great job, everbody, on making your first block tonight. Now that you have a pattern for yourself, you are ready to rinse and repeat...and repeat and repeat. We will make a total of 12 blocks like the one we did tonight. Think of these as half-and-half blocks, half light and half-dark.
- Accent/Medium (red on the pattern)--32 4-in squares
- Background/Light (cream on the pattern)--20 4-in squares
- Dark (gray on the pattern) 12 4-in squares
Since 20 + 12 = 32, it makes sense that each of your half-square triangle pairs will contain a piece of the Accent/Medium fabric. Remember you already made one of each pair tonight, so you should have 30/19/11 left.
You will have two piles, one with 12 pairs (Accent and Dark) and one with 20 pairs (Accent and Light). Here's the fun part. Sew a 1/4-inch seam on either side of the diagonal line.
These squares are going to be larger than you need. Remember our other pieces are 3-inch squares. Trim each of these half-square triangles down to be 3-inch squares. Unwonkify as necessary. Use the 45 degree line on your cutting mat to help keep that center diagonal seam straight.
Now you're ready to make some blocks!
Our next meeting will be on November 19. There is no pressure to have a certain amount done by that time. This project is not a race. Just do what you're comfortable doing, at the pace that makes you happy.
I'm so glad you were all able to be there tonight. This project is going to be a lot of fun!