This week’s block is one of many named “Mosaic” and it is a play on the parallelogram. It is made up of quadrants of two parallelograms each. This has been a challenge for many quilters, particularly new quilters. The goal is to make stitching a parallelogram second nature, especially to new quilters. The nicest thing about a parallelogram is that it is simply two half square triangles combined, thus eliminating a seam. If it were split into half square triangles, it would look like this:
Many have been confused by the point on the parallelogram as we are used to having the dog ears cut away with the die cuts. Thus when stitching it using the half square triangle and the parallelogram cut with the Qube dies, it goes together like this:
I think you will enjoy this week’s block. It uses only two shapes – the parallelogram and the half square triangle.