This month's block lotto is improv, but after finishing it I think it looks a bit like a backgammon board, so
Backgammon Improv Block!
My colour inspiration:
Warm Palette, channeling warm thoughts.
I found the idea for this one at http://www.42quilts.com/2012/03/modern-monday-block-25.html .
Also inspired by Debbie Jeske's sharp triangles in many of her quilts shown at last months meeting.
Pretty straight forward to put together.
You will need:
approximately ten 15" long x 3-4" wide strips of solid fabric, in the palette shown near the top (Beige, turquoise, and red).
Sew on your 2nd colour. Add another strip at an angle, then trim. ( I am finding this hard to describe-hopefully the photos make sense, or it is self explanatory)
until you get to full size (12.5") and trim your sides to make it square.
When I had reached the length I needed, I accidentally cut to 12" -DO NOT DO THAT.
finished block is 12.5" square.
Have fun, make one, make two, make lots.