Monday, January 17, 2011

BOW #32 Double T

Double T combines two common blocks that we've visited several times before, and creates a wonderful secondary pattern when combined with each other.

The two familiar blocks we'll be using are HSTs /Half Square Triangles (for instructions see BOW #1) and Flying Geese (for instructions see BOW #6).  The Flying Geese units have a "twist" to them that you'll need to watch for--not difficult, you just have to make sure you get color placement right.

For a 12" finished Double T block you'll need:
(1) 4-1/2" square Background color
(2) 4-1/2" HSTs that are half Background and half Color 1
(2) 4-1/2" HTTs that are half Background and half Color 2
(4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Flying geese arranged with Color 1 on the left and Color 2 on the right
     (see below)
(4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Flying Geese arranged with Color 2 of the left and Color 1 on the right
    (see below)

Arrange the HSTs and Flying Geese as shown, with the Background square in the center; be careful about the placement of the Flying Geese so the pattern is correct.

When you put four of these blocks together you get a secondary pattern, which is the same pattern, really:

This would be a wonderful quilt in red and green and white (or cream) for Christmas.  It might even be kind of interesting as just a two-color quilt, like blue and white, or red and white.  (And then you wouldn't have to worry about the color placement on the Flying Geese!)

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