I started by pulling out all of my blue and purple fabric scraps. At this point there was no idea of blocks or anything---I was just looking at size of scrap.
I then chose my dies and went to work. This is what I had:
And that was ALL I had. So I started playing. Even though I cut up all of my scraps, I decided to add a few fat quarters in the end. I had a lot of squares and rectangles! But, it was so much fun, very freeing. I put together 9" blocks (oh, did I say how perfect they were?) Place 5 across and 5 down, making a 45" top in an afternoon. Not too bad! (And it really could have been bigger with the number of squares/rectangles I cut.) The center:
I am still thinking about borders, but they will come.
Rectangle 3.5 x 6.5"(#55005)
Square 3.5" (#55006)
Fabric scraps to fit the dies or Fat Quarters (note: the more variation, the better!)
A variety of fabrics works really well! You will need a minimum of
(75) 3.5" squares
(75) 3.5 x 6.5" rectangles.
For a larger quilt cut more!
I threw (literally) the rectangles into a one bag and the squares into a second.
When laying out the block I would pull from the appropriate bag and place the piece in my block.
My only rule was that no fabric could be duplicated in the same block.
Here is the arrangement:
Sewing the blocks was a bit more structured. Please refer to the diagram immediately above.
1) A1 to A2
2) A1/A2 unit to A3
3) A1/A2/A3 to A4
4) A5 to A6
5) A1/A2/A3/A4 to A5/A6
Continue until all blocks are completed.
When laying out the quilt, twist and turn the blocks trying to keep the same colors separate.
Stitch row by row.
It has been fun visiting with you! Can't wait to do it again.