I came up with this pattern when I was asked by a local quilt shop to teach a class that after a day, if the students weren't done with the top, they would be very close and could finish it on their own. Don't you hate it when you start a quilt top at a class, not finish thinking this will be easy to finish, then five years later, it still sits in a box somewhere because you can't remember how to finish it? (Now where did I put that box?) This is not one of those patterns.
One of my friends, who is a much loved pattern tester (because she always tells me like it is), said this is one of her favorite blocks because it is easy, has few pieces per block, and has very few seams to match up. She is even looking forward to making another one. Whoo-hoo! From a retired engineer, that's the best compliment ever.
Finished size of the block depends on the how accurate your quarter inch foot is but they should finish around 7 1/2". The quilt finishes 70" x 80". You could add more borders if you would like to make it larger.
Basic Skills Necessary:
use a sewing machine use a rotary cutter and rulers