I chose red and brown for the first one,why? I seem to have a lot of reds and browns and would like to reduce my stash in those colors, plus I love red and brown together!!!
I am using my 1 1/2 cut strips (remember I have bags of them) and will probably have to cut more strips from the closet for this quilt if I want to keep it totally scrappy and a different red and brown fabric for each block. I haven't decided on that yet as my goal was to try and use up these strips with the courthouse step quilt, postage stamp quilt, rail fence, nine patches and log cabin quilt I have in the works.. The shirtings are being repeated as I don't have a lot of them right now that are light. I am fine with that too. I have thrown in some creamy beige /tan ones too. I just want to keep the quilt on the lighter side if I can.
I pieced the center with a 4 patch to get the size I wanted, I really wanted to keep using the strips I have already cut. but you could just cut a center square 2.5" so it would finish at 2" in the block if you wanted to.
The block will be 8" finished
the center is 2" finished
each round is 1" finished
all pieced from 1.5" cut strips
I hope I have tempted you to whip up a quilt this month using what you already have in your stash!