One of my quilting friends called me this week and asked me if I wanted some of her old fabric collection. They were mostly fat quarters and I ended up with a huge box of browns, greens, and blacks. After sorting them into dark, medium, and light values, I went to my favorite scrap quilt book, "Charm School", by Vanessa Goertzen, for inspiration.
I picked "Lunch Box" to make this quilt. All I needed to add was about 2-1/2 yards of my own fabric to give the quilt a cohesive feeling. Well, I had jus the right red fabric and in just the right amount to pull this pattern off.
I cut the fat quarters of the dark fabric into 5" squares and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares. The light fabric was cut into 5" x 2-1/2" rectangles. The red fabric was cut into 9" squares. Super easy and fun to make, I made the 9" blocks and using half of them, layered them with the red fabric and sliced them one way; and the other half were sliced as a mirror the first half.