Can you tell I've been dreaming of spring? I sketched a simple block and figured out the measurements of the borders.
If you would like to make a block you will need three different fabrics: floral, near solid and low volume/white background.
Here are the cutting directions to make a 12.5" block*:
3.5" Square - floral
(2)1.5 x 3.5" and (2) 1.5 x 5.5" rectangles of near solid
(2) 2 x 5.5" and (2) 2 x 8.5" rectangles of white
(2) 1.5 x 8.5" and (2) 1.5 x 10.5" rectangles of floral
(2) 2.5 x 10.5" and (2) 2.5 x 13" rectangles of white*
*This will actually make a slightly larger 13" square, but I thought it was better to trim off a little excess white than to end up shy of 12.5" square.
I put the strips together courthouse-step style. As in I started at the center and joined the top and bottom strips and then the side, rather than in a clockwise fashion, like a log cabin block. I definitely recommend pressing and a little starch between each frame to keep a nice square.
If you make any blocks, I'd love for you to add them to the Petit Lyons flickr pool!
Have a great Thursday! xo, Courtney