When designing this block, I wanted to do something simple that could be used in a variety of ways. You could definitely add a lot of interest to this block by alternating the width of the strip or the angle of the diagonal slice. Sometimes simple is just what you need.
I hope you are enjoying the blocks each week – can you believe that we are almost half way through already?
BLOCK TWENTY-THREE DESIGNED BY CRYSTAL MCGANN FROM RASPBERRY SPOOL
Fabric and cutting guide
 3½” squares from fabric one (Crystal used various solids)
 1 x 5½” rectangles from fabric two (Crystal used various prints)
Step one: Slice each of the  3½” squares from fabric one diagonally, to create  half square triangles.
Step two: Insert a rectangle of fabric two by sewing a half square triangle to either side of the rectangle. Press your seams outwards. Continue until all  units are complete. Trim your cross units back to 3½” square.
Step three: Arrange your units and sew them together in rows and then sew the rows together.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT 48 QUILT BLOCKS
- Remember to always read the block tutorial in full before starting
- Seam allowances are ¼” unless stated otherwise
- All blocks are 9” finished. If you need to square your blocks once they are completed, trim back to 9½” using a square ruler
- Always press your fabrics before starting
- Press your seams to the dark side or to reduce bulk (unless otherwise noted) at each stage.
ABOUT CRYSTAL FROM RASPBERRY SPOOL
Crystal is the other half of Project 48 Quilt and the creative force behind Raspberry Spool. Her personality and modern, fresh attitude to quilting is shown through her designs, which gives quilters an opportunity to inject their own personality into their quilts as well.