I chose this color combination this time. I sewed the five strips of fabric together.
I may be weird, but I'm excited about these large scraps of fabric!
I love using scraps in projects.
Remember to cut out all four rectangles using the template, but reversing two of them so that you will have a perfect "x" pattern.
Here is my perfect "x" pattern.
I sewed the skinny light blue strips to each of the four rectangles.
Press the seams towards the skinny strips.
I didn't take a photo of the three strip piece of fabric this time, but I sewed it between the two rectangles. You can look at week #1 and week #2 to see the photo tutorial for this step.
The last step is adding the long red polka dot strip between the two rectangles.
The block is complete!
I get a thrill of seeing the pattern come to life :)
Here is Lindsay's block, I think it is stunning with the rich yellow, contrasted by the soft blues and greens :)
That was a mistake, because now that I have some of my blocks made, I see that if I have too many polka dots.
Now is the time to start thinking about the fabric that you want to use for sashing. I took my blocks to my local fabric shop and laid them on the floor. I auditioned different fabrics next to them to see what looked best. I have finally figured out what I am going to use and will show you when I am ready to sew the sashing.
Happy sewing, I am excited to see your photos on Flickr!!!