Today I’m excited to share a new block tutorial with you! I had a whole intro to write about it, but since my fabulous sister in law (whom I loving call my “sissy”) designed it and kindly wrote a bomb tutorial already, I’m going to let her do all the heavy lifting today. Take it away Linds!
“Hello quilters! This is Holly’s sister-in-law, quilting buddy, and general partner-in-crime, Lindsey Sanders. I’m excited to show you this new block!
I designed the Fractangle Block as a block-of-the-month for the LAMQG. I was interested in the interplay between half square triangles and half rectangle triangles. I sat down with some graph paper and came up with this.
The units are easily constructed and the possible variations are exciting! You can go real simple and modern with solids, or super scrappy with every triangle being a different print. The negative space is still strong enough to create a general shape and guide the eye around the block.
The cutting instructions and some coloring pages are all in the attached PDF at the bottom of the post. Basic directions for constructing the half rectangle triangles are on the MQG website: https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/100-days-week-of-shapes-tutorial/
The best thing about HRT’s is they make you appreciate HST’s! The hardest part is squaring them up, so I’ve made a video to help with that.
I really hope you can join me in making a few. Make one to use up some scraps and think of it as a skill builder. Or use some favorite fabrics and turn it into a pillow. Maybe you’ll be crazy like me and go all out to make a whole quilt! If you like what you make, please use #fractangleblock or #fractanglequilt on Instagram so I can see it!
How great is this block?! Along with the pattern pdf, Lindsey also included a couple of coloring pages so you can play with color and pattern placement before you start cutting! AND, because we love you so, we’ve partnered up with the always-fabulous Whimsy Quilts to offer a Fractangle Giveaway! Check back tomorrow for the details, and when you make your own block, make sure and tag it on instagram with #fractangleblock so we can check it out!
FRACTANGLE BLOCK PATTERN