The pattern directions are for 12" blocks for a nice lap size, but I have decided to make my blocks in a 6" size instead. I want to use a couple of charm packs that I purchased a while back at an overstock sale:
When I opened up the wrapping, I realized that it contained multiples of only 7 different fabrics.
I checked the stash to see if I had anything to add, and I came up with these additional fabrics:
(Hey Linda N! Notice the blue/green ginko leaf fabric. It lives!)
Each of the fabrics will be paired with white to make up the HST's. I cut the white fabric into 5 inch squares and marked them with an "X" from corner to corner:
Then sewed 1/4 inch on each side of the line:
and cut apart into squares.
Each square generates 2 HST's:
So, instead of drawing a diagonal line on the back of 4 small white squares, I only had to draw 2 lines on the back of one larger square. Works for me!
Here are my first two blocks of the Sampler:
My quilter friend, Rosemary, is also making the guild's BOM. You can see her blocks here.