My quilt will be all in batiks and I couldn't wait to get started. Last week the squares for the blocks were cut, 120 in my case to make 60 blocks. Mine are the 12.5" size, thinking that will make two 60"x72" quilts, larger even with borders.
Looking at all those neatly stacked squares was simply too enticing and I had to begin to sew to see how the gorgeous colors in the batiks would look in the combinations I had put together.
These blocks sew up very fast, and you can see the entire pattern and even download the PDF free at this link so no need for me to go into detail but just to show how easy this is, here briefly is how they go together.
Cut two contrasting squares, either 8.5" or 12.5" and sew right sides together as shown here leaving an open space on two sides.
cut diagonally and stack the pieces as above,
make two more cuts, this shows the contrasting side,
press pieces open and arrange thus,
Easy and fast and so rewarding, it's almost instant gratification.
These are the twelve I have so far, aren't they beauties? Only 48 to go!
I have planned a special birthday celebration for DH Saturday [hint hint, it's a big birthday, LOL!] which is why we aren't sewing here. More on that after the party!