block #7 of the We Can Do It! Sampler. The block on the left is my own challenge block for July. See, in June the fourth week of the Sampler was a catch-up week, but Leila gave us some info on 'quilt math' and a challenge to use our new knowledge to design a block of our own.
In July, the fourth week was again 'quilt math', but there wasn't a challenge. So I decided to make a challenge block anyway. I've always liked Indian Hatchet blocks, but have never made any. The 'Corner to Corner' math Leila shared was just what I needed to make my own, but I really didn't want a 12 inch Indian Hatchet, so I made two 6 inch blocks and alternated them with two four patches.
I ended up with what looks like a giant scrappy bowtie, which wasn't what I wanted, but I'm keeping it as is. Lesson learned: more carefully consider if secondary patterns will be created once your units are joined together.
I've learned so much from this quilt-a-long already, I really am so grateful to Leila for hosting it :)
I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday - head on over to see everyone's unfinished stuff! :)