Hi everyone! First off I've decided on a name for this pattern and it is "Simple Squares." I appreciate all the suggestions and will probably ask for quilt or quilt pattern naming help again. So please don't be upset that I didn't use any of the suggested names.
Second, it has come to my attention that I have 197 posts (before this one) on this blog and I think that 200 is a good spot to do a giveaway, so watch this space!
Third, block C. Here's a little preview along with the other four of my finished blocks for this quilt so far:
Down here on the bottom left. I hope you like it. I'm not sure if I do yet. But I'm going to go with it, anyway.
Here goes, Step 1: Cut pieces for the block sub-unit. Center square is 2.5" on all sides. The first two strips are 2"x2.5". The longer strips are 2"x5.5".
Step 2: Sew the shorter strips to the center square, using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seams.
Step 3: Sew the longer strips to the other sides of the center square with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seams. You've now completed one block C subunit.
Step 4: Make 3 more subunits. I used that directional Christmas tree fabric again so I had to pay attention to how I cut my strips.
Step 5: Sew the subunits together. First sew them into 2 pairs and press the seams opposite ways:
Then sew the two rows together into a square and press that seam:
And, as my 5-year old would say, "Voila!" Block C is finished. I'd love to see pictures if you make one!