Block Size 6 inches ( 6.5 inches with seam allowances)
Blocks set 7 x 9
Using your favorite method of creating 6 inch finished half square triangles make 63 blocks.
Fabric – I used a set of fat quarters from Connecting Threads and separated my fabrics into two piles, Lights and Darks, using 8 fat quarters of each, I cut FOUR 7 inch squares from the 16 fat quarters. You will not use the entire fat quarter.
I layered two 7 inch squares right sides together – one light and one dark, marked a center line on the back of the light square, and sewed 1/4 inch on either side of the marked line. Then I cut on the marked line between my two sewn lines for two half square triangles.
NOTE – typically this method would call for you to cut your square 6 and 7/8’s inches but I have a slightly generous seam allowance and always start with a square that is 1 inch larger than the finished size I want rather than 7/8’s inch larger.
NOTE – since I’m turning these blocks every which way, I pressed the seams of the half square triangle blocks open. I then pressed the seams in the quilt to one side or the other as I was assembling the top so they would nestle.
Using the diagram above, arrange your HST blocks and sew together.
My finished top
My finished quilt – Big Stitch quilted by hand