Our fabulous mastermind Kate has had some health problems lately leading to difficulty sewing. She sketched out a block that takes just two 2 1/2″ strips and creates two blocks that are basically negative images of each other. You will get both blocks from just 2 WOF strips of fabric!
For fabrics, tone on tone if possible in shades of blue, green, red, yellow, and purple. A veritable rainbow of colour! Please avoid neutrals, browns, etc.
Choose two fabrics. From each fabric, you will need one strip that is 2 1/2″ by WOF (width of fabric). The measurements are tight, so be careful with your cutting!
From each fabric, cut:
2 A – 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
4 B – 2 1/2″ x 2″
3 C – 2 1/2″ squares
I thought I took a picture of all the pieces cut out but I can’t find it! I’m so sorry!
To make the middle part of the block, you will sew your pieces together like this: BCBCBCB. Keep in mind that C is bigger than B. There will be 3 of the larger pieces (C) and 4 of the smaller pieces (B). Once sewn, your middle will look like this:
Now all that’s left to do is sew the A piece on the top and bottom! Your top and bottom fabric will match the B pieces, so the outside becomes a frame.
Ta-da! You’re done!