I got a chance to do some sewing today;
These blocks will be alternate blocks to go in the baby quilt with the embroidered nursery rhyme blocks. They are made by the simple, traditional pattern, Churn Dash. I looked at the dash in my churn this afternoon and the block really does look like that. They go together quickly once the pieces are cut out. I used this paper piecing pattern, which I ordered several years ago, to make the half square triangles:
First I enlarged the pattern on the copy machine so my half square triangles would be 3 1/2" including seam allowances. To make the units, a printed piece of fabric is laid right side together with the white piece, then the paper is placed on top of those; sew on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines. This eliminates the stretchy bias seam of the half square triangle which usually gives me trouble, and there's practically no wasted fabric.
Do you have trouble with bias seams? Have you ever used these papers for making half square triangles?
Hope you have a chance to do something you enjoy,