This page illustrates a more historical, traditional block and construction
This page illustrates construction of a 9 inch finished block,using modern techniques
This page illustrates construction of a finished block 6" by 7-1/2". It also shows lots of design possibilities. I love the scrappy one! The block begins with easy 8-1/2" squares. I used this construction and dimensions for my delectable mountains collection which I'm sharing here.
Here is my delectable mountains table runner. It measures 12" by 45".
You will notice that I trimmed off the square corners. This created a bit of a challenge with the binding. I think I created 60 degree corners. One corner didn't make for a smooth mitre. I should have rounded them off.
Naturally, I played around with this block design in EQ. Here are a few layouts for table runners. They are all designed with the block dimensions from quiltville.com. The differences are achieved by how you rotate the blocks. Examples 1 and 2 use 12 blocks each and examples 3 and 4 use 16 blocks each.
Each 8-1/2" square makes 2 blocks, one and another one reversed. For example, if you wanted to make runner #4, you only need to start with 8 light color blocks and 8 dark color blocks. Stay tuned for the table topper. It's nearly ready!