The measurements given are for the small piglet with a finished size of 4.5 by 6 inches. However, this technique can be used for any size. Yesterday I showed how to tilt a pig using mass amounts of fabric...however, I only did that to figure out the size of the triangles that I need for this particular block size.
And yes, they are really more wedge like shapes with four sides, but we're calling them triangles anyway.
Once I had the finished block from yesterday, I could measure the triangles to figure out how to cut them without all that waste.
And yes...this is a faux pig block. I do have extra piglet blocks but it was easier to cut out a stand-in than find finished blocks in my quasi-moving state.
The triangle I made using yesterday's technique gave me a triangle that was 2 inches high and 5 inches long. That means the rectangle will be 2.5 inches high and 5 inches long because I need to add .5 inches to the height measurement so I can make two triangles at the same time.
Iron the flaps back.
I made my triangles a bit longer than they needed to be so I have some trimming to do. When trimmed, my block is 7.25 inches high and 7.5 inches long. But ultimately, you want all of your tilting pig blocks to be the same size when you go to sew them into the quilt top.
In the next tutorial, I'll show how to make piglets go downhill to the right and uphill to the left.