This is a very simple Road To California block but when blocks are rotated will create a zig-zag effect.
The fabric requirements for the row is as follows:
Color A 1 strip - 4 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric) subcut into 8 4 1/2" squares
1 strip - 4 7/8" x WOF subcut into 8 4 7/8" squares
Color B 1 strip - 4 7/8" x WOF subcut into 8 4 7/8" squares
Color C 2 strips - 4 1/2" x WOF subcut into 12 4 1/2" squares
For each individual block you will need:
Color A 2 4 1/2" squares
2 4 7/8" squares
Color B 2 4 7/8" squares
Color C 3 4 1/2" squares
Now that the fabric is cut create your half square triangles.
You will use: 2 4 7/8" Color A and 2 4 7/8" Color B squares.
You will need to draw a double line on the back of one color of your 4 7/8" squares. To do this I like to use a sandpaper board, a ruler from the Omnigrid Ruler Trio Set and a Pigma Pen.
Place your lighter colored square on your sandpaper board and center the black center line of the ruler at the opposite corner of the block.
Draw a line on each side of the ruler.
Sew a line of stitching on the inner side of the black line. You can chain piece these and then just turn the chained squares around and feed them in again than create the half square triangle on the other side.
Lay a ruler on the stitching line on your finished square and cut along the edge of the ruler to create 2 half square triangles. Repeat with other square.
Press the seam to the dark side of the square.
Trim off the dog ears.
Measure the finished square at this point to be sure it measures 4 1/2" square. If the Square is more than 4 1/2" trim. If it is not 4 1/2" you have taken too deep a seam and will need to unsew your stitches and resew further away from your pencil line and closer to the cut edge.
It is now time to lay out your block as shown below.
I generally sew my rows across and then sew those three row units together.
After sewing the first row of squares together, measure the unit to be sure it measures 12 1/2"
Sew the three rows together. Repeat process with remaining three blocks.
Lay the blocks out in this order and sew together.
Well, that is it for this row.
Assemble the rows in the order that I presented them here on the blog. Take note that the bottom row is to be turned opposite of the first row.
For the First Border you will need:
8 3 ½” strips
Sew in groups of two, one for each side.
Starting with the sides measure to size and cut two of your borders this size.
Measure quilt again and repeat with top and bottom borders.
For the second border you will need:
8 6 ½” strips
Repeat process same as first border. Your quilt is now completed.