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Karen’s Quilt

Part 2 of 4
The Triangle Block

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This is Part 2 of 4, the Triangle Block.

Build the Triangle Block:

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  1. Now we will move back to the block window, which should still be open.
    To do that, select the Simple 4 Patch, from the list at the bottom of the Window menu.
  2. From the edit menu, choose select all.
  3. From the Effects menu, choose Group. This will group the block so that we can select, move and duplicate the block without much effort.
  4. Zoom out so that you can see the block and plenty of workspace.
  5. Move the block so that the upper left hand corner of the block is at (4, 4) co-ordinates. That is 4" down and 4" across on the ruler.
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  1. Select the block and from the Edit menu, choose Duplicate.
  2. Repeat the last step, so that you now have 3 duplicate blocks on the screen.
  3. Move the two new blocks into alternate setting as shown in the illustration.
  4. Draw a Square in the middle of the three blocks, the same size as the 4 patch blocks.
  5. Fill in the sides with Triangles, as shown in the illustration.
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  1. From the Options menu, select Snap Settings.
  2. Check the Rotation Increments box and change the number to 45. This will allow you to rotate the unit exactly 45 degrees.
  3. Make sure Grid Snap box is checked.
  4. Click OK. The workspace appears.
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  1. From the Edit menu, choose Select All.
  2. Choose the Freehand Rotate tool. This is the tool that looks like a partial circle with an arrowhead at one end.
  3. Rotate the block to the left so that it ends up at a 45 degree position from it’s original position. Keep the block selected.
  4. Click the Select tool on the toolbar and move the unit to the corner of the window. See the illustration.

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  1. Draw a triangle in the corner to complete the partial block.
  2. If the lines of the triangle do not touch the other parts of the block, select the Snap To Point tool, then select the Node Edit tool. Then click the
    triangle patch. Three black nodes will appear, one in each corner. Zoom in to see the nodes clearer, if necessary.
  3. Using the Node edit tool, "grab" a corner and drag it until it meets with the point of the other block. See illustration.
  4. Repeat on the other edge of the triangle. Now the triangle should meet the rest of the block on both edges of the Triangle and the corner should be
    at the upper left side of the workarea as illustrated.
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  1. Zoom out, if needed to see the entire Triangle block.
  2. Because we will need to duplicate this block later we will need to group this new block. From the Edit menu, choose Select All.
  3. From the Effects menu, choose Group. Now we can select, move and duplicate the block without much effort.
  4. Save the block using "Save As" and name this block Triangle block. Why save it under a new name? You may want to open either the Simple Four
    Patch block or the Triangle block at another time to make changes.

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