Monday, March 7, 2011

BOW #38 Shoo Fly

Shoo Fly is another block made of simple shapes that we've already visited:  squares and half square triangles (HSTs).

For a 12" finished block you'll need:
(4) 4-1/2" light squares
(1) 4-1/2" dark squares
(4) 4-1/2" HSTs, light and dark (You know the drill, start with 4-7/8" squares, cut in half diagonally, etc)

Arrange as below; couldn't be easier, right?

Rotating this block doesn't give you different designs because it's bi-directionally symmetrical: no matter which way you turn it, it shows the same face on all sides.  But it is a fun one for diagonal set, and setting with alternate blocks.  A few examples are below; what else can you put together in Bock Fab?

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