I thought I’d show how I’m doing the Leader/Ender challenge. These are fairly easy to do. The size of the cut pieces are: 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles for the lozenge, 2″ squares for the light and dark triangles.
First step is to mark the 2″ squares:
Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner:
Then, because I can’t stand to waste “that much” fabric, I move the ruler over and mark a parallel line slightly less than 1/2″ away from the first:
I know that this will make my bonus triangle an odd size – approx. 1 1/4″ square which will finish at 3/4″, but I’m okay with that:
Now sew the square onto the rectangle. I always start with the upper right corner:
Then sew the lower left corner, then the other two corners last:
Be sure to sew just next to the main diagonal line on the seam allowance side of the line. This will help when folding back that piece. You want to be sure that the light color fabric meets with the corner of the lozenge fabric before you sew the second diagonal line:
If your fabrics line up, then sew the second diagonal line. Oops! I sewed this a little farther away from the line than I should have:
Once both lines are sewn correctly, cut off the bonus triangle piece:
Repeat on the remaining corners:
Ta-da!! A finished lozenge. Now make 449 more and you’ll have enough for a quilt!!
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