Several readers have inquired about this particular block that I am working on. The pattern is from a book by Kim Brackett, called Scrap Basket Surprises, and is called Past and Present. Kim's books are terrific. I believe she has three of them out, and each is full of wonderful easy to cut and sew quilt projects. And, yes, most of them can be used with scraps.
So, to make this block, you must cut out a large number of squares and rectangles. You attach squares to the rectangles using the sew and flip method. I am changing that up a bit by using the Folded Corner Clipper Ruler, which I posted on a week or so ago.
Here's what I have set out before I start to stitch the block units together:
See how cool the results of using the Corner Clipper Ruler are? You just line up the square on one end of the rectangle and cut through both layers of fabric, using the ruler as your guide and the pieces stay together nicely enough for stitching your quarter inch seam allowance. Stitch, flip and press.
Each block is made up of two rectangle units, one half square triangle unit, and a dark square and a light square. Five units, eight pieces of fabric.
Make four of these smaller blocks and combine to make one large block unit, as shown in my top photo.
Check out all the left over triangle pieces I have from clipping all those corners!
I got an idea for the perfect way to use them in Jayne's blog post.
Have a wonderful weekend eveyone.