Here's the first of 8 new blocks:
|Kaffe Fassett Fabrics|
|8 identical squares cut 9-1/2"|
Let's see my previous posts. Click on this Chinoiserie link to see some amazing blocks - all so very, very different from each other!
|Spinning Pinwheels from 2013: Chinoiserie Fabrics|
|Purple Kaleidoscope using 6 squares|
First, let me show you the 9-1/2" square I cut (8 times):
|I cut this exact square 8 times|
|Using the Days to Remember Collection by Mary Koval: Tutorial Here|
Now let's see what I did with those Kaffe Fasset prints from above. Remember, I am working with 8 IDENTICAL squares of fabric that I cut from a large scale print. I used my 9-1/2" square acrylic ruler. This is NOT Bethany Reynold's method of Stack 'n Whack. This is NOT the One Block Wonders (because this predates that by 10 years). And you can see details of how to cut and stitch using the links above.
Back to those fabrics:
|Everything is exact in each of the 8 squares|
And the holes I put in the fabric?
|The fabric I chose and the square holes I left!|
Here are my blocks in process:
|Stacks of 8 squares cut as shown (8 equal sized triangles)|
|One stack of 8 triangles|
Now for my blocks, all 8 of them. Remember, these ALL came from that stack above, using a group of 8 triangles from the slice:
I chose a light blue print for my background. You can find all of the dimensions and cutting information at the tutorial I shared back in 2013. Both HERE and HERE.
Can you imagine how awesome some other blocks will be using a large scale floral? You can't over think these things. As you can see, you really can't go wrong. And there's no way you can determine the amount of fabric you will need. But using a 9-1/2" square worked well. My blocks will finish to 11" and I will set them on point using the rest of that floral fabric for the side setting squares!