I used some coordinated FQ's on the Oz line for mine but you choose what works for you. The strips are cut between 1.5-3.5 inches (I didn't cut any over 3") by 21" in length. The length is the important part and why a FQ works perfectly. A little longer is ok but shorter is not, so when I sewed my strips together I didn't trim to 21". Here is what my work area looked like. Messy huh?
Here is what it looked like all sewn. Then I pressed the seams in one direction. Now it was all ready to cut.
Here you see two 10 inch squares. You will need to turn one so the strips are vertical and keep one horizontal. It's like stack and slash rails isn't it?
Now the fun really begins! Sew all the way around the block using a 1/4" seam allowance. I started on a side and pivoted at the corners so it was sewn in one continuous seam. Yep, all the way around!
I opened the blocks up and pressed them then laid them out so I could show you! I just chose a random layout for the first photo and then rotated all the blocks one turn to get the other 3. Oh and don't worry, the lines are not supposed to meet up, that's why you use diferent widths of strips!! Which one do you like the best?
I am out the door to QQ's house for a little more sewing. We agreed to send some blocks for a baby project for a sweet woman having her first baby. (I can't reveal it at the moment, I know, I know) but I think we are allowed to show the blocks so I will be sure to take some photos tonight! One set of our blocks go in the mail tomorrow and the other set stay with us because I volunteered to put the quilt together (what? when did I do that and what was I thinking? ). Seriously I am honored that the group is allowing me to assemble it, LTW to quilt it and QQ to bind and label it.
Have a wonderful evening!! ~XOP~