I'm finally ready to move along with something I started way last year, my quilt-along for this quilt:
Jan at Creative Instigation is hosting a brainstorming session for the name of this quilt here. I like the ideas so far, and have another possibility I came up with myself, but I'm still open for suggestions if you have them.
So. Here is my original quilt-along post that includes yardage requirements for making the quilt as pictured.
And here are the directions for block A, which finishes at 10" square (it will be 10.5" before you sew it into the quilt):
Step 1: Choose two fabrics. For the center, cut a 6.5" square. For the first two sides, cut strips 2.5" x 6.5". (Don't you love these fabrics? This is the fabulous Figgy Pudding line designed by Basic Grey for Moda. I'm so happy to finally have this fabric in my grubby little paws.)
Step 2: Sew the strips to the center piece using 1/4" seam allowances. Press seams.
Step 3: Cut two more strips, for the top and bottom of the block, that are 10.5"x2.5 I used a fabric with a directional print (is that a word?) so I needed to cut these strips the opposite way from the side strips.
Step 4: Sew the strips to the block top and bottom using 1/4" seam allowances. Press seams.
Done! Let me know if you make any of these blocks, I'd love to see them!
In the next couple days I will post the block B tutorial. And I'm thinking about adding a couple more block designs to this pattern, too. And maybe a flickr group, and I'm having some thoughts about open source quilting.... Stay tuned....