Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild meeting tonight, and I needed to get my inspiration blocks ready for the Bee. I wanted to do something simple, but something the bee participants can put their own spin on. I decided to pull out the Bliss Layercake I’ve been hoarding, and do a square-in-a-square block. Simple, but plenty of options for interpretation.
This block is super-easy to make, so while I was putting it together, and taking photos to show the participants how the inspiration block is pieced, I thought I’d do a quick tutorial here on the blog.
Multi-tasking. It is a good thing. : )
Firstly, a Layercake is a pre-cut stack of 10″ squares. You could do this with a charm pack (5″ squares) but that might get pretty tiny. You can always cut your own squares, but the great thing about a layercake is that the whole line goes together… and the layercake is a whole line! Yay!
Oh, and there are a ton of variations – cut the square at an angle so it is a diamond in a square. Make the square a rectangle. Or a triangle. Make it bigger, smaller, more centered, or more towards an edge or corner. Limitless options… and so many layercakes to try them on!