Block 5 is an example of how plans on paper don’t always work out the way you imagine. I had originally chosen directional fabric for this block but realized as I worked through my sample block that this block would be better without directional fabric. I was able to construct my sample block differently so that the directional fabric wasn’t wasted but it was more complicated. So, here are the instructions that will hopefully help you pull this relatively simple block together more easily than mine.
Start by marking the center of each edge on the 16″ square (I did this by folding the square in half twice so that I could mark two centers at once then the other two):
Then mark the centers of the triangles:
Sew one triangle to each edge of the square, lining up the marks. Trim to a 15.5″ x 15.5″ square (I did this by folding the block in half twice with the triangles in the top right corner and trimmed to 7.75″ x 7.75″):
And, just like that, you’re finished Block 5 of this year’s block-of-the-month, Hindsight. Please share photos of your blocks and tag @justitch.ca, #bom2020, #hindsightquiltalong, #hindsightis2020.