**Block 1: Checkerboard block**

(Throw Version, 12.5” x 24.5” block)

Supplies: (18) 4.5 in squares

Note: You need 18 4.5 in squares. You can choose how varied you want this to be. If you are doing a 2 color block, for example, cut 9 of one color and 9 of the other.

Assembly:

Layout your squares into a rectangle that is 6 rows of 3 squares each.

Sew 6 rows of 3 blocks each in a layout you find pleasing.

Then sew the 3 block rows together.

Your end result will be a 3×6 rectangular quilt block that measures 12.5”x24.5”.

(Mini version, 6.5” x 12.5” block)

Supplies: (18) 2.5” squares.

Assembly:

Layout your squares into a rectangle that is 6 rows of 3 squares each.

Sew 6 rows of 3 blocks each in a layout you find pleasing.

Then sew the 3 block rows together. (You can press open or nest, as you prefer.)

Your end result will be a 3×6 rectangular quilt block that measures 6.5”x12.5”.