It’s been a challenge for many of us to finish block 2. For me, the hardest part was matching the center Shape 4 Quarter Square Triangle points in the middle of the block. I had to take the seam out three times before I got it right. A few more advanced quilters just converted it to half square triangles (HSTs) for the whole block to avoid using the parallelograms. And some don’t have a Qube and are trying to make the blocks without a Qube. Here are some options if you only have half square triangle and quarter square triangle dies. It is always best to use as few units as possible, but there may be reasons to use alternate piecing layouts.
In one option the parallelogram is split so that the center row of the block is made with two light-medium Flying Geese units and two dark-medium Flying Geese units. That splits the parallelogram into HSTs.
In the second option, the corners are made with dark-mediumHSTs and there are four light-medium Flying Geese units in the block.
A third option would be to make the entire block with HSTs, but that would be a lot of matching points, and I’m not even going to show a diagram.
And here’s one from the group from Sheila N. who made her block using all HSTs. Remember there’s more than one way to cook an egg.
For those who want to make more than one block per week, I am going to go ahead and post the instructions for the Connector Blocks. The connector block instructions will be on the QAL page. There are two sets of instructions, one for those with the Mix & Match Qube and one for those with the Angles Companion Qube. You can make one connector block every time you make a pieced block and at the end you should have enough connector blocks for your quilt.