|photo courtesy of the fabulous JeniB|
Even though my month is April, for colors think May flowers and summer fun. I found my initial inspiration at Pink Castle Fabrics:
Out of good ole fashioned laziness, I made a few modifications to Ashely's method when I made my blocks. I started with a pack of super-cheapo drawing paper (I got an entire pack at the dollar store! WHAT!?!) but any sort of tear-able paper will work. Here's how I did it.
Trim paper to 12" square.
Line up the 1/4" mark on your ruler with opposite corners of the square and draw a line.
I started with my white string piece covering those big bold lines above - my strip was about 1.5" wide so I didn't have to be too precise with my positioning...this is the lazy way, remember? Since I didn't even want to bother with straight lines when I cut my fabric, I used standard paper piecing methods to sew my block together, trimming seam allowances as I went. (Ashley's paper was on the bottom during sewing and she used the edges of her fabric as stitch guides, but mine was on the top so I could use my drawn lines as stitch guides. Like this:)
I already made three! (The fourth one is really calling my name though...)