I'm calling it "Stacks."
It's a great scrap-buster and is easily made from 2-1/2 inch wide noodles or jelly rolls.
For the January Block Lotto, we are making this block in scrappy bright fabrics–solids, tone-on-tones, hand-dyes, batiks, plaids, florals, novelties, geometric or any kind of prints with a white background.
CUT THE FABRICS
All the pieces you need for this block ar 2-1/2 inches wide.
For one block you'll need:
10 white (background) rectangles cut 2-1/2 by 3 inches
5 different bright (focus fabrics) rectangles cut 2-1/2 by 8 inches
ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK
- Sew a white background rectangle to each end of each of the strips of focus fabric. Press all seams toward the focus fabric.
- Arrange your stack--do NOT line up any of the seams ... and you won't have to worry about matching them when you sew the rows together.
- Sew your stack together as you have arranged it.
- Trim your block to 10-1/2 inches square, making sure there is at least 1/2 inch of white background on each side of the bright strips.
Here's a bunch of stacks made by some of the Block Lotto sneak peekers--more than you would need to make even a California Kingsize bed quilt.
For a closer look at the individual blocks, check out my flickr set Bright Stacks.
Thanks to Benta, Caroline, Cathy, Debbie, Julie, Kate, Laurina, Maree, Mary Jane, Michelle, Rho and Sara for the photos of their blocks.