I am really enjoying my 2nd year in the Stash Bee and I hope you all are too. This month we are taking inspiration from the Quilty magazine Issue 5 from May/June 2013. I love this magazine but it's hard to find. For some reason the Deals near my house sometimes carries it and I think that's where I found this issue.
I was skimming through recently and saw that I had dog-eared this pattern. Anyone remember Jay McCarroll from Project Runway? Well, he quilts! And he designed this one!
I made a few changes to the original pattern to make the block bigger (11" finished instead of 8 1/2").
The color scheme I have chosen is a sea of blues, teal, and aqua. Here's my fabric pull:
white or neutral background fabric
1 fat quarter of colored fabric
4- 5" background squares
4- 3 1/2" x 9" strips of either blue, teal, aqua...
1. Lay out 4 background and 4 strips as shown below.
3. Sew the top 2 pieces together and then the bottom 2.
4. Finally, join the final 2 pieces together and press. I put a pin in the center to keep the seams matched up. Try to press all your seams to the dark side please!
5. Press your block. Then, carefully trim your block to 11".
And you're done! Hope you find this block nice and easy!