|4 cream squares per block (192 x 3 inch squares in total)|
Each square is folded and pressed to form a triangle. When the triangle is opened the fold becomes the sewing line
The triangles are opened out and with the right sides of the fabric together pinned to the larger square at the corners
The fold lines are used as the sewing line.
After stitching along the fold line fold the fabric toward the corner of the larger block to expose the right side of the fabric. Repeat this process for all 4 corners.
Of course not all has gone smoothly.
I washed the fabric before I used it, adding salt and vinegar to the water and pressed the fabric to set the red dye before use. All went well until I sprayed starch on the fabric before pressing it. The starch caused the red to run into the cream fabric. I quickly washed the piece by hand and fortunately the red came out of the cream fabric. Moral to this story do not use spray starch on red fabric.
While I was making the blocks my supervisor was on hand to make sure I was doing it right,