Day 2 is here and today we are making a Half Square Triangle block.

There are more than one way to make this block, the method I’m using creates two half square triangles. The spare one you can keep for later, or keep it as a bonus block towards another project.

You will want a block 6 1/2″ square (unfinished size)

If you are not very confident about your sewing being accurate, cut your 2 starting squares 71/2″ (If you are confident, cut your starting squares 7″)

On the wrong side of one square (lightest fabric) draw a line across diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner.

Place the squares together, right sides facing and stitch 1/4″ either side of the line.

Cut the square in half along diagonal line

Press each side so that the seam goes to the darkest side.

Trim down to 61/2″, using the diagonal marking on your ruler to line up with your seam.

If you prefer using a different method to make your half square triangle block, feel free to do so.  Different methods suit different people.

Half Square Triangles are used in making up lots of different blocks. By careful use of colour and direction, you can create lots of different patterns.

See  you tomorrow for block three.

If you’ve missed it you will find the previous blocks here:

Block 1

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