This block looks more complicated than it is - it's actually a very simple project. It's also the perfect way to showcase bold prints & play with bright colors. I pulled out my cheerful 30's reproduction fabrics for a red, white & blue theme. Against the white, these colors & prints really stand out!
The finished block.
I bound the block to a coordinating feedsack backing that was double batted & quilted in rows. The finished project is a very sophisticated trivet/potholder. I added an embroidered stitched loop so it can be displayed on a wall as a cheery accent.
Pretty front & back!
If you would like to try this block, Heather at A La Mode has this great tutorial on her blog. I used a combination of her techniques with block instructions that I currently have on file. I have seen many versions of how to piece this block, so you may want to try out some different variations to find what works well for you.