There was a cute little video on this block done by the Missouri Quilt Company. They have so many great little video tutorials. I am just replicating the block for my class here. Enjoy, they are quick and fun!
First cut strips 2 1/2 inches wide, or purchase a precut "jelly roll".
Now select 4 strips and sew them together in a strip set and press.
Measure the width of your strip set and cut blocks the same length. You are making squares with equal sides.
Take two of your squares and lay one on top of the other right sides together with the stips going in opposite directions as shown below:
I like to place a pin in each corner, in far enough so that it won't impede my stitching. You don't have to pin, but I think it helps to keep the corners straight and accurate for a nice final result.
Now stitch a 1/4 inch seam around the entire square, all sides, sewing the top block to the bottom block. Hard to see in my photo as I am using white thread.
Now take your ruler and your rotary cutter and make your first cut on the diagonal as shown. Do not pull your pieces apart, leave them.
Now cut across the diagonal in the opposite direction and then press open your bits!
Okay, show me your blocks!!!