Monday 10 September 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 28 - Cutting Corners

Block 28 - Cutting Corners

This week’s block comes straight from my Patchwork Corners mug rug pattern – it is Block 28 ‘Cutting Corners'.
Patchwork Corners Mug Rug Pattern - two designs in one pattern 

Very similar to Block 15 ‘Cornerstones’ this block has just one difference – instead of corner squares we have corner triangles. These are half-square-triangles which we make slightly bigger than needed and trim them down to size – just as we did way back when we made Block 2 ‘Guiding Star’ (click for the tutorial on trimming half-square-triangle units to size).

This block can be made with a square of pretty fabric for the centre ......
Use any pretty fabric for the centre square

....... or you can fussy cut the centre square to frame a special message or picture. You don’t need any special equipment to fussy cut as shown in the tutorial here.   
You can fussy cut the centre for a special block

Block 28 'Cutting Corners' is another quick block from The Patchsmith’s Sampler Quilt Blocks pattern book leaving you plenty of time to share your blocks over on Instagram (#block28cuttingcorners) or in the Flickrgroup where you can post your block photos, meet and make friends or ask me a question. 

Next week we will be holding on to summer as we make our very own picnic baskets.
Block 29 - Picnic Basket
And remember - you can see all the blocks together with links through to the tutorials by clicking the 'Patchsmith Sampler Blocks' tab above.  Until next time....


  1. Such a sweet block - love how you can fussy-cut the centre piece!

  2. love all your blocks and enjoy looking at all the different fabrics you used together.