Third Times the Charm, or a Sawtooth Patchwork

sawtooth-patchwork-block-3The points of this Sawtooth Patchwork block may be intimidating, but with an accurate 1/4″ seam, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make.  If you need a few tips on achieving precise seams, please see my previous post titled Cheap Trick.  I like this block because judging from the finished piece you would think there is intricate seaming on the bias, but there are a few tricks along the way that make it actually very simple.

Enjoy!

Nikki, In Stitches

Pink / Brown Floral:
Cut 16 small squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Brown Dots:
Cut 5 medium squares 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″
Green Floral:
Cut 2 large squares 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″
Cut 4 small squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Green / Pink Print:
Cut 2 large squares 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″

sawtooth-patchwork-step-11. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each Green Floral 4 7/8″ square from corner to corner. With right sides together, place 1 Green Floral square on top of 1 Green / Pink Print square. Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line. Cut each square into two triangles by cutting on the diagonal drawn line, to make 4 Triangle Units. Press to the Green Floral fabric.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-22. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each Pink / Brown Floral 2 1/2″ square from corner to corner. With right sides together, align 1 Pink / Brown Floral square in the corner of a Brown Dots square. Stitch on the drawn line. Cut away excess fabric by cutting 1/4″ out from the stitching line. Press to the Floral fabric.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-33. Sew another Pink / Brown Floral square in the opposite corner of the Brown Dots square. Trim and press as in Step 2.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-44. Sew Pink / Brown Floral squares in the two remaining corners of the Brown Dots square. Trim and press as in Step 2, to complete Unit A. Make 4 Unit A’s.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-5_edited5. Repeat Steps 2, 3 and 4 to make Unit B using 4 Green Floral 2 1/2″ squares and the remaining Brown Dots square.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-66. Sew a Triangle Unit to each side of Unit A. Press to the Triangle Units. Repeat this with the other two remaining Triangle Units.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-77. Sew the remaining two Unit A’s to each side of Unit B. Press to Unit B.

sawtooth-patchwork-step-88. Sew Rows 1 and 2 together, pressing towards Row 2. Sew Row 3 on to the bottom, pressing towards Row 2 again.

For other posts from Nikki, In Stitches related to the Relay Quilt, please see the following:

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Cheap Trick

Churn Dash – Your First Quilt Block

And For Your Second Block…A Card Trick

Back to Blocks…4th: Gentleman’s Fancy?

Block Five: A Dove in the Window

Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far

7th Block: Crow’s Foot…And You Can Actually See the Feet!

Block 8: Pinwheel and Squares…Don’t Be Afraid!

Rosebud: The 9th and FINAL Block!

The End is in Sight!

A Quilt Sambo

Bound and Determined

Tagged and Ready for the Relay

Relay Results

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