I opened the yellow scrap bin and this happened!!
The color of the month over at superscrappy is yellow. I am doing some stained glass blocks each month in their chosen color, all from my scrap bins. I believe a quilt is much more interesting if you mix different tones, as well as different values. Greenish yellow, brownish yellow, butter yellow, all in light to dark.
I made this block from instructions given by two women in my quilt guild for our president's quilt.
Here are the cutting measurements for their block.
The block in yellows...
|each block at this stage measures 7.5"|
Instructions for each block :
From your colors cut:
three @ 2.5 inch squares
two @ 5" by 3 3/4" (3.75")
From black cut a 1 inch strip and from that cut:
one 7.5 by 1" one 5" by 1" and two 2.5" by 1"
Lay out your pieces like this to see if you like the colors.
Sew them in rows as usual, the two top ones to the black strip. The three little squares to the black strips.
Press firmly to the black strip which makes it stand up a bit like the lead in stained glass. The seams will meet in the center. It should finish at one half inch wide. Press also from the top and check that size.
--- the block should measure 7.5" at this stage.
I haven't decided how to set mine yet, but my two quilt guild members, Lynn and Jeanne, sewed a 1" black strip to the entire outside of each block, making each block an inch larger around.