You start with three coordinating fat quarters.
Medium, dark, and light.
Cut the dark fabric fat quarter into 1 1/2 inch strips X 22".
Cut the medium and the light fabric fat quarter into 3 inch strips X 22".
Stitch them together alternating the dark strips in between the medium and light fabrics.
Iron/Press the strip set with the seams going away from the skinny strip and towards the larger strips.
Next cross cut the strips at 2 inches wide.
The cross cut strips will look like this.
Next stitch the skinny strips (dark blue) in between each of the cross cut strips. Start with a light square at the top and then a medium, so that it creates an offset pattern. I even staggered a few of the strips by cutting off a little at the top, before I started sewing, so it was even more offset.
Don't worry if the top or bottom edges don't line up perfectly. Rotary trim is after it is pressed.
Doesn't that create a cool pattern? It is like a basket weave. Of course, it really is cool to me, because it is BLUE!
I will quilt it and then rotary cut it into mug rugs - 7" X 10", but it could be quilted and made into a table runner.
I'll share the finished mug rugs sometime in the future. It may not happen before Christmas, I wanted to share the idea with you today!
Did that get rid of the Winter Blues?
Sewing something fun and easy always does it for me!
Remember to take time to play!