I am working a bit more on the new scrappy design in pink and brown that I am calling Chocolate Covered Cherries, and I really am pleased with the way the blocks are looking. In making a mountain of half-square triangles at the retreat, one would think I had plenty. But, when I was nearing the end of what I had, I decided that I liked the design well enough to make it bigger. So, I got out the Moda Cake Mix papers and sewed up the last four layer cake squares that I had left in browns.
Naturally, I needed just a few more to finish the blocks, mainly because I had too many of the same prints. But all I had left of that fabric line was jelly roll strips. So, I decided to make a few more HSTs with this method to mix in some additional chocolates to the last few blocks. I started by cutting 2-1/2-inch strips of the pink print to go with with the brown jelly roll strips. I sewed those in pairs.
Using a square ruler, place the diagonal line on the seam between the two strips.
Now, cut off the ends.
Turn the strip around, and line up the diagonal on the seam, and the 2-1/2-inch lines on the edges.
Cut on the ruler edge. Voila, HST!!
Even with other bits and ends of jelly rolls, you can still get a half square unit. Just be careful sewing them in your project as these edges will be on the bias. But if you really need just a few more, here’s a way to get them.
When you get to the end of the strips, you can easily see if there is enough left to make one more.
And now, I have a nice variety of chocolates for those last few blocks.
I’ll be showing a bit more on this later, and I hope to have this pattern ready for you soon.
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