Make Half Square Triangle UnitsMake thirty-two half square triangle units from the sixteen pink 2-7/8" squares and sixteen Kona natural squares. My favorite method is the sandwich method, where pairs of two fabrics are sewn together twice along their diagonal, then cut apart to create two triangle units.
Each unit should measure exactly 2-1/2" square when complete.
Make Strip Pieced "Bud" UnitsHonestly--it's not a bud, but I don't know what else to call the little blue square set into the "V" of the flowers.
- Sew a 1-1/2" x 25" Kona natural strip lengthwise to what remains of your blue print strip. Press the seam allowance towards the blue strip.
- Use your rotary cutting equipment to square up one end of the strip, then cut sixteen 1-1/2" segments from it. Square up a strip just as you squared up fabric before cutting strips.
- Arrange a 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" Kona natural rectangle and a blue/Kona pieced unit from Step 1 as shown in the diagram above--with the blue square in the lower left corner. Sew the units together in that configuration and press the seam allowance towards the Kona rectangle.
- Repeat to make sixteen identical units. Use chain piecing to speed things along.