Carefully turn the square 90 degrees and cut down the other center line as well leaving you with 4 triangles.
Repeat this same procedure with your two white (or light) squares.
Here is whatyou end up with after the cutting is over:
Total: 16 triangles.
Take one triangle of each of your four fabrics and lay the pieces on a table like this:
(You will create 4 units just like this but you will turn them slightly for the overall effect of the Electric Fan block.)
First start sewing two of the four triangles of each unit together. Sew the two pieces connected by the white arrows below first.
Then join it together down that center seam to create a square made up of your four fabrics. Repeat this step to all your other triangles until you end up with four exact squares like this:
Lay your blocks according to this diagram and sew together the top row across, and the bottom row across.
Then stitch together the top half of the block and the bottom half to finish your Electric Fan quilt block!!
I hope you have enjoyed creating 5 different yet, easy blocks in my Black & White Quilt Along!
If you have been following along in this Black & White Quilt Along please join the Flickr group and upload pictures of your blocks! I want to see the different fabrics you’ve used!