This month's BOM is a simple 16 patch; but, the approach in color distribution makes it quite different from a checkerboard style 16 patch. I got this idea from http://cathyscrazybydesign.blogspot.com/. Cathy has a lot of great ideas for rainbow colored scrap quilts this block is just one of them. If you scroll down her post from last week goal #7 you will find her version of this block.
Choose 1 color per block of medium or dark shades of red, blue, yellow, purple, orange or green. The 12 patches around the outside of the block are all from one color family. The 4 patches in the middle of the block should all be different and chosen from light grey solids, light grey prints, white background with small amounts of black / grey prints or white on white prints.
Cut 12- 3” patches in one color family. The patches can be all different or have a few repeats. Cut 4- 3” patches of the grey / white fabrics. All 4 of these should be different.
- Lay out your patches according to the photo. Sew in the sequence indicated and press away from the light center patches.
Press the last two center seams open...
These blocks go together really fast, it took me longer to choose all the different scraps than it did to sew them! I'm not a huge fan of rainbow colored quilts but these blocks are so highly graphic I thought it might be a good way to go.
I'm off to India on Weds. I'm going Tiger Spotting (not to be confused with Tiger hunting!), Wish me luck! I will post pix on Instagram. (ClaireWitherspoon@cspoonquilt)