Let's get started!
Start by drawing a 6-inch square on paper and mark through the middle sections by drawing a line horizontally and vertically.
Measure 1" inward from each corner for the widest part of the wedge and place a pencil mark at those points. (bottom rt. corner/top left corner). With a pencil, sketch the shape of the wedge connecting to the points we drew as shown in the picture. Mark the rest of the points around the block.
It should look like this. We only want a tiny portion of the top to touch the sides. To do otherwise, would give it a boxy look at the top. Next, place tissue paper over your drawing, trace and cut out.
With the tissue pattern, place it on paper, trace around it and cut it out.. Remember, this is just an estimate.
Fold paper in half, wing to wing, and trim the edges to match.
In this picture, you can see the uneven edges where I need to trim.
Test your pattern out! Draw all 4 sides of each block to see how it fits.
There should be 2" between wedges. If not, it's ok as we are just checking for approximation, not exactness. We are just testing the pattern piece to see that it doesn't extend too far beyond the block. Now that it looks ok and is pretty much within the parameters, we will next trace our piece on cardboard for a sturdy template.
Make a cardboard template by tracing around the outside of the paper pattern with your permanent marker. The wide mark gives us some more of a fudge factor in ensuring coverage of all pieces with maneuverability.
Cut on the OUTSIDE of the line. More fudge factor here.
It will look like this.
Do the same with the other 2 pattern pieces.
The two paper pieces have been transferred to cardboard. We now have 3 pieces on cardboard! If yours did not turn out, you can download these.