I’m so glad that some of you will be joining me in this scrappy quilt-along!
Here’s block #2. This time I used orange and mostly turquoise-ish blues.
I really like how it turned out!
And here’s a quick mock-up of what it will look like if it ends up next to block #1 in the final quilt.
I like the way the horizontal blue stripes of the first block kind of feed into the blue border of the new block.
What You’ll Need
- 40 two-inch squares in color A (shown in blue)
- 60 two-inch squares in color B (shown in orange)
Use 1/4″ seam allowances for all sewing.
Arrange your squares according to the diagram below and sew them together into rows.
Press all the seams. I’m pressing mine open for this quilt. I think it will make things simpler in the end.
Sew the rows together to make the finished block.
Here’s the exploded view. . .
I’m really happy with the contrast in this one. 🙂
I’ve had a couple of questions about my process on this. . .
- What’s the best way to cut squares from scraps?
- Is there a tricky way to sew all the blocks together?
- Is there a special way to make the seams line up just right?
I’m working on a short series of videos to answer these questions and hope to have the first one ready to post next week. Keep any questions coming and I’ll do my best to answer them as we go. 🙂
Block #3 coming next week! Click here for all the Controlled Chaos posts.
If you’re stitching along – please send photos of any finished blocks! I’ll include them in future posts. You can email them to me at blockhead[at]wendigratz[dot]com.