I have had a lovely day playing with fabric, I pulled pinks, blues, yellows and even Christmas fabrics. Then in a light bulb moment I remembered my children's fabric.
I cut a stack of 2 1/2" squares in random colours and some 1 1/2" strips of white on white.
Decided that these chirpy (?) owls would make a bright corner.
Then pulled this print to calm the owl print, or maybe to emphasise it.
I wanted to make 9 blocks so counted 36 small squares and chain sewed half of them to 1 1/2 " strips, pressed and trimmed, then sewed another square on the opposite side.
Pressed again and then sewed 2 blocks either side of another strip, chain piecing half of them as before.
I trimmed each block to 5" wide and sewed an Owl square to the top of each, then added another 1 1/2" strip on the left edge. I want the Owls to be in the top right corner of each finished block.
Then it was a simple job to cut my main fabric into 11" by 6" strips and add on the side.
Here are the 9 blocks stacked up, showing the assorted prints in the corners. All I have to do is cut sashing strips and a border, I have the backing fabric picked out and will do a little more later.
You could base this block on any size small square, I used candy size as I had a small stack of charms that I wanted to use. I quite fancy making another using 3 1/2" squares with 2 1/2" sashing strips and sizing up the other blocks accordingly. The top right and left blocks do not have to be a single fabric. I am thinking of using a pinwheel in the top right and a strip set on the left side.
To keep my energy levels up I considered chocolate but instead made a quick batch of peanut butter and jelly cookies. OH MY WORD, they are very very moreish, I tasted one and decided that I liked them too much.
The truth is that I seemed to like them Four much, either that or some evaporated.
Now I am off to get dinner on the plates, roast pork, roast sweet potato, butternut squash, parsnips and carrots. I will have some peas as a token green veg and a dollop or three of apple sauce.
PS. It seems that another two cookies have run away.