This is the block I was supposed to be working on for our guild's round robin. The colors in this picture aren't great; I didn't think to take the picture until it got dark outside. I had all I needed--fabric and a lovely sunny afternoon to work--and I started out with the best of intentions. I was thinking of a square in a square at each corner with three bars connecting them. It was just a matter of deciding which fabric was going where.
As I said, I had the best of intentions...then I finally located my little collection of charm squares. I've been looking for these ever since Darlene at Quilting Daze posted about how to make four square blocks using charm squares.
I thought I would try just one or two squares to see if her technique would work for me. Those worked out great. Then I tried a few more, then a few more...and now I have 50 of these little beauties! I've never had something go together quite so well and so quickly before.
These are from the Moda Picket Fence collection. Don't you love the spring colors? I'm going to set them together with some cream fabric (from my stash) and border it with another piece of the collection that I just ordered. (I'm not on a fabric diet, but I should be!)
These lovely pinks and blues were just the right thing for a sunny afternoon in the almost-spring.