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I just love the optical illusion that the square on point quilt block makes. If you look at the center square, it’s a 1/4 turned square within another square. But, if you look at the setting triangles, it looks like an hour glass block. And each time you shift your eyes, the blocks seem to move with the color shifts.
Traditionally, after doing a bunch of math, you’d cut a center square and four setting triangles for the corners of the outside “block”. They have to be exact or your points won’t match.
A couple of weeks ago I took Anita Grossman Solomon’s Craftsy class Traditional Blocks Made Simple and I just LOVE her quick rotary cutting techniques. I knew she had a method for quickly cutting square on point blocks, but I don’t have any of her quilting books. But ah-HA! Thanks to the interwebs, I found a video on Simple Quilts that shows exactly how she cuts them. And the best part? There is NO math. You can make them out of any two square pieces of fabric that are the same size.
Enjoy. Be patient, because it takes a while for the video to actually appear on the web page. I’ve noticed that about HGTV.
Click here to watch the video tutorial.
Quilting Books by Anita Grossman Solomon