I enjoy putting quilts on point. It’s a fun way to mix up a pattern with a block or group of blocks. This quilt uses two simple blocks, a snowball and plus block. Putting it on point makes it look more complicated than it really is.
Some people shy away from putting a quilt on point because of the math. It’s really not that hard. the formula is quite easy. a2 + b2 = c2.
For the setting triangles a and b equal the size of your finished block. For the corners c equals the size of your finished block. Then add your seam allowance. Don’t want to do the math? I have several patterns where it’s all figured out for you. To celebrate my hubby’s new toy I have all my on point patterns on sale. Find them here.
Not only is this formula good for quilts but for when your hubby decides to buy an airplane in New York State and you live in Utah. Before making the purchase he wanted to make sure it would fit in the truck he would be driving it home in. It needed a little work and while he is working on getting his pilot’s license but doesn’t have it yet. Plus our son’s girlfriend needed help moving across the nation. So he saw it as a way to help her out and get what he wanted. Gotta love the man. He puts up with my crazy so well. I’ll gladly put up with his.
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