I like to make quilt blocks that don't require
a lot of matching or math.
This block suits me.
All it takes is ONE piece of paper (I used a phone book page)
one square (any size) of color.
Strips of color and strips of white varied in width.
I began by cutting my paper foundation to 8 1/2" square.
I set one little square of color in the corner....
making sure it hung off the edge a little bit.
That way.....when you're sewing..... it doesn't accidentally
move in away from the edge!
I added two white strips.
My white strips are NOT ALL THE SAME width.
Neither are the colored strips.
THAT's why this is called a FREE STYLE block. ;)
Press as you add strips.
(Notice the new ironing board cover.)..... ;)
If you're strip is TOO LONG....sew it on...
and then trim.
Don't trim RIGHT next to the edge of the paper.
We'll trim it up when it's ALL DONE!
Here it is!!!
You can end with a white strip on the outside....
You can end with a colored strip...
IT DOESN'T matter!!!!
It IS helpful to make sure your outside strips
are not too SKINNY!
You don't want to LOSE your strip
when piecing the blocks together!
Turn your block over and trim along the edge of your foundation.
You've completed ONE BLOCK!!!
Blocks can be arranged like this.
Or like this....
A Free Style quilt!!!!