A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — Brave World

  Brave World Block

Thanks to Chris’ suggestion,

today we’ll make this cutie.

Had lots more fun choosing from my Thimbleberries cart!



  • 1 cream sq. 2  1/4″
  • 1 green sq. 2  7/8″ cut in half diagonally
  • 1 pink sq. 4 3/8″ cut in half diagonally (only 1 triangle needed)


Sew a green triangle to the cream square.

Press this seam open.

Sew remaining green triangle to other side of cream square.

Press this seam open then trim.

The back is pretty too!

Align pink triangle right sides together

with corner of cream square.

Notice the long sides of the triangles don’t line up!

Sew scant 1/4″ seam from edge of PINK triangle.


Trim the seam to 1/4″

then press it toward the pink triangle.

Trim block to 3 1/2″ square

by lining up the diagonal line of ruler

with the long (last sewn) seam


also having the 1  3/4″ mark

on the seam between the cream square & green triangle.

Here’s a closeup.

So easy.

I trimmed my second block with a 6  1/2″

Omnigrid ruler the same way.

Be sure the diagonal line is on the long seam

then align the 1 3/4″ line

with the seam between the

cream square & green triangle.

Then just align the 3  1/2″ marks

to trim the remaining 2 sides.

Such easy perfection!

Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!


Anyone else have a request for a block?

Just a few more days to go so let me know if you do.

Just Keep Sewing…