Dark and Light Fabrics
Cut the required number of 2-1/2” strips from WOF.
Cut the pieces shown in the diagram below from each fat quarter.Tip:
Cut the fat quarter scraps into strips to use for a scrappy binding.
Using Strips Instead of Fat Quarters
Use 4-1/2" x WOF strips instead of fat quarters for the squares and rectangles. Sub-cut each strip into 3 @ 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" squares and 3 @ 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangles. The next chart shows the number of strips needed.
Strip Piece the 4-Patch Unit
For a tutorial on strip piecing read the article, Strip Piecing Tutorial .
Sew one light and one dark strip together along the length of the strip to make one strip set. Repeat until all the light and dark strips are sewn together into sets. Press the seam allowance toward the dark fabric.
Sub-cut each strip set into 2-1/2" segments. You should have 16 segments. Stitch two segments together into a 4-patch unit.
Piece the Corner 4-Patch Block
Sew one 4-patch unit to one 4-1/2" square.
Sew one 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangle to complete the block.