A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Start with the 10 1/2 inch squares.
Cut the deck of fabrics on the right. (wink) Mix them up.
Sew them back together like this. In my process of sew, cut, press, pin, etc; the fabrics from a previous picture are seldom on top for the next picture. Here they are pinned and ready for chain sewing.
Once you have sewn them all back together; press the seams toward the outside. Now it’s time to turn the blocks around to make a 3 ½ inch cut on the other side like this.
Here they have been sewn and pressed. Remember, the seams are pressed toward the outsides. Now it is time for the next cut.
Turn the deck and make a 3 ½ inch cut again; but, this time across the previous seams.
Now cut the deck again.
Now turn the blocks and cut another 3 ½ inch strip from the other side, like this. Cut the deck. Repress the seams toward the center. Resew them back together.
At this point you have a scrappy nine patch block. You could stop here. I’m not doing a nine patch so my design goes even farther.
Now I pull out the 6 ½ inch squares of scrap fabrics. These should have been all different; but, guess what? I only have three different fabrics in my 6 ½ inch drawer. I don’t want to cut more fabrics right now. I decided to see what will happen with only three. Half are dark and half are light.
I sew on the drawn line; then, sew another line ½ inch away so I can use the cut away part as another block. Be sure you sew the second line on the right like this! With the previous sewn line to the left side of the presser foot.
Now cut apart right down the center of the two sewn lines and press toward the triangle.
This is what I got from this cut and sew project. I keep thinking this is a Jacob’s ladder block. I don’t think that it is the right name. I don’t have time for researching the correct name right now.