How big is it?
This is a 12-inch block, but may easily be adapted to other sizes.
Winged Square contains three rows made from forty-eight right triangles and three squares. Assembly involves first piecing square blocks from triangle pairs, forming rows and then stitching the entire block. It traditionally features two different prints and white fabric.
Since Winged Square is formed from basic shapes, either templates or a rotary cutter may be used.
You will need twenty-four right triangles of fabric A, twenty-four right triangles of fabric B, two squares of fabric A and one square of fabric C. To create pieces necessary for this block :
With all the necessary pieces cut, it is time to assemble the rows. For all sewing, use a quarter-inch seam allowance.
The most common snag in piecing this block is improperly orienting triangle-pair squares. Before assembling the rows, lay out all pieces to confirm the correct positioning.
With the rows pieced, you are ready to assemble the block.
What can I do with it this block?
A full quilt can be created from blocks constructed of the same fabrics or same colors. In this example, springtime shades of green and purple are used throughout. The design is framed by a simple border; the best choice to set off intricate patterns formed by the quilt blocks.
Alternating Winged Square blocks with a solid is a good way to open up the design and provide a canvas for your favorite quilting motif. While white is most commonly used for solid blocks, in this layout, the blocks are solid blue instead to compliment fabric used in the Winged Square blocks. The generous use of color creates a bright, cheerful design.
More to take into account
The amount of visual activity in this block makes it an attractive border choice. In this layout, blocks in blue and orange provide a frame for graceful, looped quilting motifs placed on plain center blocks. This design is a great choice to showcase your stitching skills.
In addition to color and layout, playing with block orientation can create eye-catching patterns. In this medallion setting, four Wing Squares face opposite directions, creating a striking diamond effect. The center motif is surrounded by sashing and a basic Nine Patch in each corner to further compliment the layout.
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