I had some time this weekend to work on doing some catching up on the Craftsy block of the month quilt. For the February blocks Amy taught us two different techniques and designs using half-square triangles.
The first one was the Balken Puzzle or Windblown Star Block.
Amy showed us the magic half-square triangle technique where you can make four squares at once by sewing two fabrics together (completely closed), then cutting along the diagonals. This technique was really easy and quick to make the little squares but when it came to piecing everything together, I realized that my triangles were not very even and I had to stitch and restitch a few times before I was happy with this block.
The second block was the Chunky Chevron Block.
I love this block!!! It was also made with half-square triangles but this time, we sewed down each side of the diagonal. You can only make two squares at a time with this method but each square was so much more accurate and this block flew together. I think liking the design better might have had some influence too. :)
Here are my two February Blocks together:
And the all four blocks so far: