Half Square Triangles

August 29, 2014

Well I have made progress on Peter's quilt and here's my first block. Birds in the Air BlockI have made a Six inch finished block. To make a quilt the size I need I will have to make 168 blocks. I am now thinking I should have made the blocks Nine inches. If I had not cut the fabrics already I may have made them bigger, not only because it's faster but it would also show off the large print fabric. The Birds in the air block has load's of half square triangles. Take a look at the method I like to use. This method is accurate and makes eight finished half square triangles at a time. With all those Half Square Triangles I have cut squares that are Six inches squares, and paired the fabrics with right sides facing. Making 1/2 square triangles Right sides facing   I have drawn two lines from corner to corner on only one of the two fabrics. Lines drawn corner to corner on the diagonal I have then sewn a 1/4 inch stitching line on each side of the drawn lines Sewn with 1/4 inch stitching linesThen cut on the lines and through the center, twice. Cut through the linesCut through the center twice to get Eight Half Square Triangles.   1/2 square triangles   Press Open and trim to 2.5 inches Square. Being able to trim these to size makes sure they are the right size. Squaring up blocksHalf square triangle blocksChocolate  SliceAfter many requests for the Chocolate Slice recipe, I have to apologize for not posting it yesterday. Chewy Dick / Chocolate Slice 250g Butter 1 Cup Sugar 2 Tblsp Cocoa ( I use a good quality one ) 1 tblsp Golden Syrup 1 Cup Coconut ( I use a long shredded one ) 2 tsp Baking Powder Pinch of Salt Chocolate Icing ( I add butter to my icing to make it creamy ) Method Melt Butter, sugar, cocoa and golden syrup to just melted but do not boil. Add Flour, coconut, baking Powder and salt. Press into a slice tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Ice while warm. Remember the longer you bake it the more chewy it will be. Happy Stitching Sharon      


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