Diagonal Squares 2
Here is another very easy block
that makes use of leftover fabric.
There is nothing in this block
In the above picture, I used
black prints, but you could make this block using many colors.
If I had used different colors,
you would be able to see the rows more clearly. In the
picture, the black squares blend, and it is more subtle.
The important thing is that all
the squares are placed so that the same fabric runs in a diagonal
You can add as many fabrics as
you want before repeating rows.
This pattern can also be done
using just Value,
by alternating dark, medium and light rows.
In the above picture, once
again, I took out my 4-inch squares. This time I cut them in
half, twice. My squares were 2-inches, raw, and finished at 1
1/2 - inch.
Tiny squares like this make
nice small projects, like potholders or placemats and table runners.
If you sew clothing, you can
patch a piece, and then use it to cut one of the pieces of your
pattern for a nice decorative touch on a garment.