This is a modern quilt with no sashing or border. All of the squares were cut from my scrap fabric stash. A pre-cut charm pack would work well also.
I call the block-"Nickels in the Corner". It is 13 1/2" square finished. It's very quick and easy and you can use up a lot of your scraps. The background can be scrappy also. I chose a solid white fabric for the background but you could use any color. A scrappy white on white background looks great too. The sewing can be done in an evening or two depending on how late you like to stay up!
Here is a quick tutorial on how to construct the basic block-
For each block you need-
4-5" squares of assorted fabrics
2-5" squares of background fabric
1-5"x14" strip of background fabric (or use 3-5" squares sewn together)
Sew print squares to each side of your background squares and press your seams to the print squares.
Sew your 3 strips together and your block is complete.
Two variations of this block are needed to construct a quilt. For your FREE quilt pattern, click HERE
I love the quilting design chosen by Linda of L&R Designs. The simple grid design contributes to the modern feeling of this quilt and can be sewn easily with a long arm or domestic machine.
Here are some close-ups.
The next quilt will be posted after New Years day.