Put right sides together of two strips of fabric and cut 4 triangles from each of the following combinations:
light orange and yellow
dark orange and yellow
dark orange and light orange
In addition to the triangles you will also need four 2 inch squares of the yellow background fabric.
Sew the HST units together, remove dog ears and press the seams toward the dark fabric.
Notice that the center portion is a pinwheel. The background portions meet in the center of the block and like colors connect.
Traditionally this block is mad with parallelograms of fabric, but that method requires inset seams. This "cheater" method avoids inset seams by breaking the parallelograms into half square triangles.
I now realize that this went up in April instead of waiting for the orange or yellow month. It was a scheduling error. I'll make sure to link back to it later. It happened once earlier and I had to delete and rewrite the entire post, so this one is staying put! So sorry for all the confusion!!!