I taught a fun class last night, the "X" block from Sharyn Craig's book, Layer 'em Up. It's a sort, cut, shuffle, and sew process that creates 6 blocks quickly and all six are different.
|Sort, light to dark|
|After first cut, before the shuffle|
|After the shuffle, ready to sew|
|Chain, Chain, Chain|
|Press, press, press|
|Susan C with her first completed set of blocks|
This is a great project for a swap--since each block can be trimmed to the perfect size, since everyone has their own personal 1/4" seam allowance. Here is my class sample, made from blocks swapped with 5 other quilters: