The red and white fabrics down the main diagonal alternate, while all the others remain the same. I did this for two reasons:
- I don't want the main diagonal to distract from the red squares in the final layout.
- I'm hoping that down the road people may look closely and wonder, "how'd she do that?"
Well, this is how!
Each block uses six half-WOF (width of fabric) strips. Because I am almost always cutting from full-width pieces of fabric, I naturally get two half-WOF strips, so it makes sense to sew the blocks in pairs. I sew them together in the same order for each block, using a different red and white fabric in each set:
I continue to follow the instructions until both sets get to this point:
Then I pull out every other strip:
And replace them with the corresponding strips from the other set:
Voilà! Another two blocks done. :)