There are already over 1,200 members! Join us, this will be fun. This quilt block looks like it might be aggravating to make, but it's really easy. No triangles to cut. You'll like this!
The photo above just shows a layout of some of my first blocks. The whole quilt below shows the border.
I designed this quilt. Another version of it appeared in the May/June issue of Quiltmaker magazine. This time I'm making it in solids. I think it would also look great made from scraps.
I like how striped fabrics look when used for the 1" strips. (Scroll way down for examples.)
Twin quilt: For a quilt that measures 56" wide x 72" long, make 88 blocks. Cut each block 6" square. Cut 88 strips 1"wide x 32" long. (Save leftovers for the border.)
Fabric requirements: 2.5 yards for the blocks, and 2.5 yards for the strips.
Add an additional 2 yards of scraps for the borders.
Wall quilt: For a smaller version, 36" x 36," make 25 blocks. Cut each block 6" square. Cut 25 strips 1" wide x 32" long. (Same as above. Save leftovers for the border.)
Fabric requirements: 1 yard for the blocks, and 1 yard for the strips.
Add an additional yard of scraps for the borders.
There will also be a piano key border like the one shown below. I like to start making blocks from scraps, then decide on the final size later when I see how it looks. You don't need to decide your quilt's final size now. Let's just quilt-along. ;)