To make block #1, you will need three contrasting fabric scraps cut in the following dimensions:
- Two 5" blocks from color A
(I used "Black Running Stitch" by Kathy Schmitz for Moda)
- Two 5" blocks from color B
(I used "Black Houndstooth" by Michael Miller Fabrics)
- Four 2" blocks from color C
(I used "Little Lady Pink Kumquat Antique Dots" by Alexander Henry)
When we break square #1 down, you can see that it is made up of four pieces.
To make each one of these four squares, first take each 2" block, turn it over, and draw a diagonal line from one corner to another. Pair each 2" block with one 5" block, lining them up at a corner, right sides of the fabric together. Pin in place.
Sew along each drawn diagonal line.
Clip 1/4" away from the seam.
Iron open the seam so it is flat.
Arrange all four blocks in a checkerboard pattern, orienting each square to create a diamond pattern in the center.
Sew the blocks into rows using 1/4" seam allowance, ironing open the seams.
Sew the rows together (making sure the seams line up) and press open the seams. Congratulations! You have completed your first square! Easy, right?! Only five more to go!
Stay tuned for next week's block!