Tutorial as promised. A bit late, but I've had a very busy week.
A while ago I wondered why you couldn't cut that trapezoid shape with a ruler. And it turns out, the Easy Angle is made for it.
I already use and love this ruler, as does Bonnie, but now I love it even more. When I think of all the patterns made with this shape I can't wait to get started on them.
These are cut from 2.5"strips, using the 2.5"and 4.5"markings on the ruler. It will also work with other measurements, like 1.5"and 3.5", and the larger Easy Angle gives even more sizes.
To make this block, use a 2.5" background strip folded double, so that you are cutting a reverse shape at the same time. Cut both sides of the ruler, the straight one and the slanted one.
Stack two dark 2.5" strips, wrong sides up, and cut out a traapezoid shape, rotate the ruler and cut a triangle, then 2 squares; remember there are two layers, so you are cutting all the shapes needed for one block with as few cuts as possible (2 trapezoids, 2 triangle and 4 squares).
Lay out the shapes, so you can see what has to go where.