Welcome to week 3 of the quilt-a-long. We are going to be done before we know it!
Today we tackle triangles. I am sorry-but it's inevitable. Triangles are not my favorite, I admit, but if you take it slow and if you pin well, you should have good results.
Cut one square 7 1/4" from your colored fabric.
Cut that square in half on the diagonal both ways. It is good to make both diagonal cuts before moving any of your fabric. (Does that make sense?) If you move your triangles before the second cut it will be difficult to know where to make the second cut.
Cut one square 7 1/4" from your background fabric.
Cut this square on the diagonal both ways as well.
Cut 2 squares 6 7/8" from your background fabric.
Cut those in half on the diagonal, but only once this time. Each square should make 2 triangles for a total of 4 triangles.
Sew together as shown.
And you have block #3. We are a quarter of the way done with our blocks.
If you have any questions, I will try to answer them in the comments. Thanks for quilting along with me. The response has been so positive-I still can't believe it. And if you are wondering, it's still not too late to join in. But no pressure! :)