I had trouble visualizing the answer to her question. I am happy to report it turned out to just be a simple cutting issue. In order to arrive at the answer I ended up making a pillow.
This block is FAST! It looks far more complicated than it is. The illustrated techniques in Picnic for cutting and piecing make it a breeze. I think choosing three purples/violets from my stash to get the transparency took longer than the cutting and sewing did.
|Testing the transparency with darks to the outside.|
|This time the lights are to the outside and the dark is in the center.
The medium remains the intersection.
|Individual pieces ready to be sewn.|
|Pieces sewn together, each column is about 17" long.|
|Columns shifted for joining together.|
|Matching up those dog ears!!|
|The columns are sewn together. They are designed to be trimmed to size later.|
|Using a ruler to check how and where to trim to 15 1/2".|
|Here I am trimming the block 3/4" off the top point. I repeated for the bottom point.
Keep the side edge of the block square with markings on the ruler.
|Trimmed to 15 1/2". Ready for the additional background to be added.|
|Just a little flat piping added for color, |
a bit of rounding at the corner, and the pillow is complete.