Welcome to the 3rd month of our quilt along. This month we are making another 3 blocks, and all of them are fairly quick and straightforward to make.
We are going to making Checkerboard on page 90, Cheerful on page 92 and Criss Cross on page 94.
For Checkerboard you need 11 different fabrics, but just a small piece of each.
Once I had my pieces cut I laid them out beside my machine exactly how it would look when it was finished. Then I sewed the first two blocks in each row together, rather than cutting threads I chain stitched them. Next I added the third block in each row, I kept my threads between rows intact, that way I always knew which row was which. I did this until all the rows were assembled. Than I pressed each row in an alternate direction, still keeping the threads between the rows together. When I did the final assembly it went really smoothly and because the rows were pressed in different directions the seams nested neatly.
Criss Cross, for this block I used 6 different prints and some background fabric.