Monday, June 19, 2017

Raspberry Cheesecake - Square in a Square alternate block Quilter's Recipe Box

 Raspberry Cheesecake coloring sheet
Today's alternate block for the Square in a Square unit comes the EQ7 library - it is called Raspberry Cheesecake.  I'm not sure where the dessert themed names for these blocks came from, but they are a lot of fun!

This block is different because it uses the Square in a Square units on the sides of the block.  When you do this, the triangles in the corners make a small variable star in the center of your block, and you can achieve a variety of effects using contrast, as you can see from the banner at the top of the post.

To sew this block you will need four 3 1/2 inch squares of your focus fabric, eight 2 inch squares for the small star points plus eight 2 inch squares and one 3 1/2 inch square of a secondary fabric.  For the corner triangles you will need two 3 7/8 squares of a contrast fabric and two 3 7/8 triangles of your background fabric.

Since you are using two different colors for the corners of your square in a square, make sure that you sew the colors opposite each other on the 3 1/2 inch square:
After you sew the remaining corners you can lay them out and see the star in the center:
Sew the half square triangle units for the corner and lay out your block:
Then sew it together!

That was pretty easy, right?  By rearranging your fabrics you can achieve a variety of looks with this block.  I had so much fun playing with it that I decided to make up a coloring sheet for you to use, too!  

 Raspberry Pie download

You can download it by clicking here:  Raspberry Cheesecake Coloring Sheet or on the picture above.  Have fun with it!

1 comment:

teachpany said...

Great blocks! Love the effects of changing the values.