I've been powering through making lots of strippy half square triangle blocks.
Laying a reasonably thick strip of fabric diagonally across it - this one needs to be pretty thick because later it will be cut in half and have a seam allowance taken off it too.
And then another strip sewn down, right sides together...
And then ironed over.
And carry on until the square is covered.
Trim it up.
Then a square of my grey fabric pinned to it, right sides together. Draw a line down that central diagonal strip, and sew 2 seams a quarter inch either side of that marked line.
Then just cut through on your marked line to create 2 blocks...
When I started I did intend to lay them out in a pin wheel effect,like this...
But once you have a bunch of half square triangles it's impossible not to play around with them a bit, and they tempted the girls in to getting involved too!
Maria liked this design best.
And Venetia tried a few out for me, my favourites were these 2 variations...
And now I'm really not sure whether to stick with the pinwheel or not! What do you reckon?