So last night I made my first 36-patch block for AmandaJean's quilt along...I even added it to the Flickr group...something I have a tendency to neglect.
I did end up cutting into my Kaffe stash, although this block is made from Amy Butler fabric. I followed Amanda's tutorial exactly, and I am so glad I did. Her suggestion for making the stitch length shorter really made a difference as well....sure wish I had known this tip earlier ;-) There were several comments left on her post suggesting alternate piecing methods, but IMHO her method results in a more accurate block.
As a matter of fact, I used this same method in making my first postage stamp size block. I am making these blocks using Amanda's tutorial for her quilt along, but for these blocks, my squares are only 1.5". My idea for this quilt is to go with a checkboard layout and scrappy squares.
Here are the two 36-patch blocks side by side. What a difference an inch makes! So thanks to Crazy Mom Quilts I will be making various size blocks/quilts during her quilt along and busting my stash along the way!