Cut five pieces: square 4 1/2″
2 rectangles 2 1/2 by 4 1/2″
2 rectangles 2 1/2 by 8 1/2″
Sew 4 1/2″ rectangles to block, iron. This is a great and fast pattern for chain piecing!
(my final blocks end up more like 8 1/4 or so, I don’t square them up, I just eyeball it as I sew them together. I make sure all of middle pieces, the 4 1/2″ pieces fit together perfectly instead. If that makes sense? It also makes for a bigger quilt top)
To make the orange and white quilt I made it 8 blocks acrossed and 9 blocks down, so 72 blocks total. 36 white border blocks, and 36 orange bordered blocks. ( 36 white squares, 36 sets of white strips, 36 orange squares, 36 orange sets of strips) It made it about 62″ by 68″. For my sons twin quilt, I am making it 8 blocks by 12 blocks, which will make it a perfect twin size. The twin sized quilt with this pattern takes roughly 6 1/2 yards or so of fabric. Happy Sewing!