I was out of my studio last week so I didn’t get a block made, but I’m back this week with a brand new color. Yellow! This is its first appearance in the quilt and I definitely like it paired with the blue. (It’s crazy how many blue scraps I have. . .)
Ready to make block #6?
What You’ll Need
- 70 two-inch squares in color A (shown in blue)
- 30 two-inch squares in color B (shown in yellow)
Use 1/4″ seam allowances for all sewing.
Arrange your squares according to the diagram below and sew them together into columns.
(I know usually I saw rows here, but this block will be easier worked in columns. That way you have two types – some that alternate blue and yellow and some that are all blue.)
Press all the seams. I’m pressing mine open for this quilt. I think it will make things simpler in the end.
Sew the columns together to make the finished block.
Here’s the exploded view. . .
Here’s what my six blocks look like so far. . .
Love! By next week’s post I’ll decide what the finished size of my quilt will be. I’m thinking about hand-quilting mine. Crazy, right?
Want to see everyone else’s blocks so far? I’ve created a fancy-schmancy gallery here. Go check it out so you can see these blocks made with colors that are different from the ones that dominate my scrap baskets. 🙂 If you’re stitching along – please send photos of your finished blocks! You can use the contact form at the top of any page.