Here's a little of what I have been working on this week. These blocks are a traditional design and are called Philadelphia Pavement. My inspiration and pattern guide has very much come from the book American Jane's Quilts for All Seasons: and Some for No Reasonby Sandy Klop.
This book includes a clever strip piecing pattern for this block (and features a beautiful quilt with these blocks set on-point) for fairly simple block construction (not unlike that of the Scrappy Trip Along Quilt). I have made a few minor pattern modifications so that I could be happy with the final seam allowances but that was just to satisfy my own sewing peculiarity.
The squares are small, finishing at just 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches - each block measures 15.5 inches x 15.5 inches. I haven't yet sewn any blocks together and I have a feeling it might be the trickiest part with bias edges and lots lots of points to match.
But I'll push on and make more blocks. One step at the time.
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