I received a fat quarter bundle of the All Hands on Deck fabric. I really love the nautical designs and the colors are perfect for a young boy.
The quilt we will be making was inspired by this block I found in the book 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks. I really like the use of two classic blocks together.
The quilt we will make is made up of two distinct blocks: hourglass and square-in-a-square. Here is a mock-up of how I envision the finished quilt to look.
I made up kits before our last guild meeting so that members could work on their blocks at home and we could assemble the quilt top at the next meeting. Each kit contains 2 fat quarters from Dear Stella and 1/4 yard of white fabric. Those members that received a kit for Block A will make the hourglass blocks, while those with Block B will make square-in-a-square. Both of these blocks are very simple to construct. The following directions are for one fat quarter, since I gave each participant two fat quarters you will follow these steps twice.