You will be making diagonal squares for this block, using the background 3 7/8 inch squares and color 3 7/8 inch squares. You can see directions on how to make diagonal half squares here. Your finished diagonal half-squares should measure exactly 3 1/2 inches.
Our block this month is Hovering Hawks.
For the Hovering Hawks block you will need two different fabrics,
a color and your background-
from your color cut five 3 7/8 inch squares and six 3 1/2 inch squares.
from your background cut five 3 7/8 inch squares
Place a background and color 3 7/8 inch square right sides together. Carefully draw a line down the center, corner to corner, diagonally across the block. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Now if you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of this drawn line. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. This will be your sewing line.
After you have sewn on your sewing line, 1/4 inch on either side of your corner to corner to line, you will cut this square in half on your cutting line. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 3 1/2 inches. You need to repeat this step with all 3 7/8 inch squares.
Make two sets like this:
And two sets like this:
And then assemble them as show in the diagram above.
Your Hovering Hawks block should measure 12 1/2 inches.
This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Hovering Hawks © Delaware Quilts February 2003
Updated July 2005