I am using 2.5 inch squares from the scrap bin and then I pull from the shelf if I need more blocks =).
I start with one 2.5 inch square and then each row is added in increments of 4. I pull my colors which determines where they will go - sometimes I only have enough for 4 or 8 squares so those are the center and edges. I cut them out and I have been having my round 7 be the white which takes 28 squares. Round 1 is 4, round 2 is 8, round 3 is 12.... etc until round 7 which is 28 white. Then I start down with 28, 24, 20, 16,12,8 and the final four on the corners. This is giving me a 30 inch finished block in a trip around the world pattern.
|I mark a 1/4 inch sewing line on the back of each square.|
|Lining up to the edge|
|Sew to the cross point of the drawn lines.|
|Swing the square over to line it up with the square. You are sewing a backwards L.|
|start sewing on the line until you get to the next cross point.|
|One square added to the block. I just continue with a running stitch until I run out of thread.|
Hope that helps!
With that one block added. Time for ribs for dinner (Yummy) with some potato salad and some veggies in italian dressing. Then scouts.